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Charlie, Sarah, and Jayne

Sarah: It’s a beautiful, sunny afternoon following yesterday’s snow. Our strawberries are in full bloom. With Charlie fully vaccinated and me mustering through the side

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Roscoe, Cassie, and Edie

Cassie: “‘You are required by law to respond to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau estimates that completing the interview will take 10 minutes on

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Becky and Melissa

Rebecca Thomas is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Transylvania University Becky: “So what is it like to start a job as dean

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Zach and Allison

Allison: “How are we doing? We find this time to be filled with lots of stress because of all the unknowns. Coming out of a

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A middle aged man with round glasses stands in front of a brick home with two children, (left) a young girl in braids and pink pajamas and a boy (right) in a blue tee shirt with his arms crossed.

Deedee, Ryan, and Asher

“It is a deep mystery to live here in this imperfect place. On a summer night, with fireflies in the yard and bats overhead, the

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Hart, Hale, Linda, and Van

Linda: “The good thing about the pandemic is that it’s given me time to work in the garden.” Van: “And togetherness.” Linda: “LOTS of togetherness.

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Kelli, Jeremy, and Matt

Kelli: “We are trying to navigate this pandemic on multiple front. So much of our energy is spent on quarantining at home, trying to envision

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Hiroke and Amane

Amane graduated from Lafayette High School and is in the National Honor Society. She leaves for Japan next week, where she’ll take an exam, hoping

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Tomomi and Hinano

The day we photographed Tomomi and Hinano was their last full day in Lexington, Kentucky. After living here for 4 years and after Hinano graduated

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Becca, Ilias, and George

Becca and Ilias: “Our son George arrived with a full head of hair two weeks early and just a few days before Governor Beshear declared

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Mead, Jim, and Sarah

Sarah Ryder teaches Art at Deep Springs Elementary. Sarah never thought she’d end up teaching at Deep Springs Elementary for 23 years! She loved teaching

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Ash, Layla, and Carolina

Carolina Brock is the Family Resource Coordinator at Russell Cave Elementary School. Carolina: “We are Christian. Our hope is in God.” Ash: “This is a

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Alex, Uly, and Lauren

According to Lauren, before the pandemic Uly used to be a peaceful, calm child. He turned into an independent toddler during the pandemic. He is

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Ryan, Bodhi, and Esti

Esti Stith teaches Science at Bryan Station High School. Esti: “A couple of weeks ago, Bodhi said, ‘One thing that’s nice about this virus is

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A woman in a bright red dress and curly lightened hair with thick glasses stands next to a young girl with curly dark hair donning a yellow blanket as a cape (arms stretched wide) while a man with dreadlocks and a beard wearing red sneakers leans on a porch column.

Crystal, Ivory, and Ron

Crystal Wilkinson, a USA Artist Fellow, is the award-winning author of The Birds of Opulence (winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence), Water

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A woman in a neatly pressed black jacket and dress stands on the small porch of a brick home next to a man in a grey tee shirt with a brown leather belt and watch while a young girl in a light pink sweater swings in from their left on a swingset.

Annie, Sarah, and David

David: “I remodel kitchen and baths. I got laid off in the second week of the pandemic. I’ve greatly enjoyed the extra time with my

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A young family enjoys their back yard: a girl in a red dress on a bicyle and a man in a marron button down are both seated on children's bicyles donning a snarling expression. The man wears sunglasses while a woman in a dark shirt with laced sleeves and curly hair rests her arm around a toddler with short curly hair drinking juice.

Athena, Joe, Jakob, and Yamel

Joe: “It’s a terrible situation, so many people dying. The silver lining is less pollution, nuclear families staying closer (though that has its own stress).

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Michelle, Bren, and Pat

Michelle: “I have been teaching at Cardinal Valley Elementary school for 20 years. I taught the parents of some of my current students. I started

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A woman with dark-rimmed glasses and long brown hair wears a floral sweater while standing next to a jumping toddler in a tie-dyed tee shirt. A cross-armed man stands behind shrubs to their left in front of a white, wood panelled home and a brick stoop.

Ana, Lucas, and David

Ana and David are expecting their second child in October. They found out it’s going to be a boy only a couple of days before

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Denise, Wt, and Michael

These days, Michael spends many many hours at Kre8Now Makerspace [hyperlink], a community workshop space whose members typically work on individual or collaborative projects (membership

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Greg, Lydia, and Caryn

Caryn Huber is the Behavior Coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Caryn: “The week we started teaching online, I was extremely upset about the

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Isaac, Josh, and Jennifer

Jennifer: “My whole life before Covid-19 revolved around people. Meetings, events, banquets, and neighborhood gatherings dominated my life. As an extreme extrovert, I had a

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Diaka, Rachel, Kanny and Sav

Diaka: “On Monday, March 16th, 2020 Governor Andy Beshear made the difficult decision to close all bars and restaurants. My response consisted of a laugh

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Cui, Donglin, and Skyler

Cui and Donglin are expecting a girl. It’s both exciting and nerve-wracking. She is due on April 30 and will be named Lexi—after Lexington.

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A young woman with a purple handkerchief in her hair and a girl with purple bow are seated on a wrough iron bench with pillows in front of a brick home in a neatly manicured lawn.

Tristan and Meredith

Meredith: “We typically don’t have sit-down dinners because Tristan has dance class 4 nights a week and I have rehearsals. Since we became quarantined, having

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Matt, Shellie, and Zach

Matt: “In any kind of hard time, there is opportunity for growth… We’ve been married for 27 years but with jobs in the medical field,

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Cara and Tom

Cara put the two teddy bears in their front-room window 10 days ago, when the coronavirus epidemic still felt quite new. The two bears have

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A family of three stand in front of a dark wooden garden shed with white panelling on a concrete patio. A man in a University of Kentucky shirt leans on an open door, a woman in a long black cardigan and jeans is to his left. A young woman with long hair parted on her left shoulder drinks from a can in the background.

David, Holly, and Candace

Holly Hughes is the English Language Learner Teacher at Mary Todd Elementary School. David Mato is the Instructional Media Teacher at Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary

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Betsy, Aidan, and Keenan

Betsy Schilling Waters thinks of herself as “a FRYSC” (Family Resource and Youth Services Center). She works at Beaumont Middle School, where she and others

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A man holds a ukelele upside-down in colorful, knee-length socks crossed legged seated next to a young girl in brightly patterned pajamas next to a woman in a tan collared sweater and short hair on a patterned coushined bench in a screened porch with orange columns and teal trim.

Mick, Libby Lee, and Lucy

Mick played two songs for us on his ukulele: “Sunshine On My Shoulders” and “Anti-COVID Anthem #19” (to the tune of “Short’nin’ Bread”). He sang,

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Two women are seated on the stairs of an apartment complete. One wears glasses with dyed dark-auburn hair and a long black cardigan and the other has curly green hair, her hands in the pockets of an orange GAP hoodie, wearing white socks and athletic sandals.

Amy and Leo

Amy: “We’ve had several years with very hard transitions. We are so grateful to have this apartment as our home now. And we’re glad to

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Todd, Reed, and Kerri

Kerri was figuring out how to juggle school, her two-year-old being home from daycare (the daycare closed the day before), and a baby on the

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