Thankfully, I haven’t been able to relate to a lot of the struggles people have experienced throughout the coronavirus crisis.


The crazy time happens just before dark.

Today, I’d been home from work for a little while, and I got another chance to do what’s become part of my routine since “coronavirus” and “quarantine” became parts of regular conversations.

I sit on the front porch in a rocking chair and read.

I cracked a new book open today, but I didn’t get through the prologue before it started.

It was the crazy time, when those crazy things come from who knows where and try to eat me alive.


This is it.

With this post, I have written something every day for the last month.

I am grateful to WordPress Discover for these prompts, which is great because today’s WordPress Discover prompt is “grateful.”

Sometimes, things just work out well.


I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is I finished reading another book today. It’s the second one I’ve read this month.

The bad news is I am still three books behind pace of my goal to read two books a month this year.

What better way to plan how to catch up than to list the next five books I plan to read?

My to-read list is just one of three purposes for this post.

The second is to complete today’s WordPress Discover prompt, which is “list.”

The third is to ask others for additions to my list, which is after the jump.


There’s a new way of life these days, born from necessity, and it has affected us all in different ways.

I work from home now, for who knows how long since the plan to reopen the state is about to begin in gradual phases.

My new work environment has positives and drawbacks, which are are subjects for another day.

Today, I thought I’d focus this post on what has become my day after I’ve put in eight hours.


Time capsules have always intrigued me, because when one is found a sliver of the buried time is brought to light again.

Suddenly, the past becomes the present and the future at the same time.

I’ve never seen one opened except in the movies, but if I were going to bury one now seems like a good time.

Since today’s WordPress Discover prompt is “hidden,” and one of the suggestions is to write five to seven items you’d place in a time capsule to be opened in 30 years, I thought I’d give it a try.


The worries on his mind were more,

than he’d ever worried before.

He was afraid he’d have to beg,

For his back was out, and so was his leg.

He fell from a stilt

so his house wasn’t built

but that wasn’t the worst thing at all.

Since his house wasn’t built,

‘cause he fell from a stilt,

he lived with his mother-in-law.

She fought and she fussed,

she yelled and she cussed.

He knew he could not stand much more.