July 09, 2018




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...

Please consider sending us snailmail at camp! Most years we got a lot of mail and it is SO GREAT! Plus, I will of course happily send you a postcard in return. If you're reading this between July 9th and July 16th, here's your big chance to make our day at camp!
Send a little note (and/or dark chocolate!) to:
Riendeau-Krause campers, site 35-C
c/o North of Highland Campground
52 Head of the Meadow Road
P.O. Box 297
North Truro, MA 02652-0297

If that's too much trouble, you can also call the camp 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 19th 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.



(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 03, 2018

hot summer night —
talk of World Cup matches
mingles with fireflies


July 02, 2018

interstellar trip —
confidently coming back
to the Seven Sisters


July 01, 2018

unplanned good-byes —
I show our overnight firefly

gently to the door


June 30, 2018

last night of Pride month —
we stand under the street light
slowly kissing


June 29, 2018

swerving to avoid
the dead bird in the road —
turn the radio off, too


June 28, 2018

boys in the basement —
their happy laughter
bounding up the stairs