Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

Pureed

Two weeks out from surgery and things are improving. My overall energy and stamina have risen to “merely weakened,” and I had my first post-op appointment with my surgeon, which went well. He informed me that I can start attempting aerobic activity this weekend. I’m honestly going to try, but I don’t have great hopes...

Adjunct Shuffle

I’m a college professor.  This is not something I ever thought I’d say about myself, and I still get a kick out of telling people, especially people who’ve known me for a long time but haven’t seen me in years.  The response to this, so far, has always been positive, sometimes even impressed.  Sometimes the...

Baby Steps

Surgery was ten days ago. My stamina for doing things like going somewhere and sitting and talking a bit is limited. That said, my body is on the mend, and I have just enough energy to go somewhere and sit and talk a bit and nothing else. I’ve gone out twice in two days, first...

Gastric Sleeve

On Wednesday, July 17, I had weight loss surgery.  Specifically, I had a sleeve gastrectomy procedure.  I wanted to have a full gastric bypass, which is the scary one that rewires all your guts, but it’s also the surgery that has the highest success rate of sending diabetes into remission.  My surgeon strongly cautioned me...

Looking at Game of Thrones (#Boffo)

So I wrote a lot about Game of Thrones. That first season summary was written on my phone, while my wife slept, after we’d just finished re-watching season one in preparation for the final season. It was done entirely out of love for the show, and out of love for giving shit to the things...

Looking at Game of Thrones (Season Eight)

Well, shit.  I’ve finished the series, and it’s been sitting in my head for a few weeks, and I’m honestly not very happy with how it ended.  I’m also not filled with internet snark or internet rage, because I’ve worked hard to have a full life that relies very little on the quality of my...