July 06, 2019


Yes, it's that time of year again... we are heeding the call of the great outdoors! You can leave us messages in the comments below (although we probably won't read them until we get back), or, even better...

If you're reading this between July 7th and July 16th, here's your big chance to make our day at camp!


Call the North of Highland Camping Area office and ask the very nice folks there to leave us a note on the camp message board, which is also a big thrill. That number (good from July 7th through the 16th or so) is 508/ 487-1191, and office hours are pretty much all day with the exception of meal breaks from noon-1pm and again from 6-7pm. Folks who leave us messages go DIRECTLY to the top of my postcard-writing list. #JustSayin




(The message board at camp on a good day)

Even if you don't have a chance to send a message our way, we know we can count on you to send warm and sunny thoughts... right? And a special thanks to the excellent neighbors who are keeping watch on our little house until we get back.



(I'll still be writing at least one haiku each day,
but won't be able to post them while we're gone.
Watch this space for "haiku-palooza" 
once we return!)

July 05, 2019

July 04, 2019

independence day —
building a chosen family
when the first one fails



July 03, 2019

red-winged blackbird —
knowing our song sounds broken
and singing anyway


Photo: CountryMouse13, Flickr

July 02, 2019

new summer haircuts —
the girl I met at Pride
invites me home


July 01, 2019

June 30, 2019

leftover sunshine
still warming the back of my neck —
last day of June