Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

Morning Routine

The hair dryer wakes me. She’s already showered and fed the dog. She rushes in sending the towel crumpling to the bed and begins to dress. The bra goes on. I wince, knowing I could never get my arms behind my back like that.  I stretch like a cat, napping in a sunbeam.  Checking the...

Pacific Rim

I swear to God, Guillermo del Toro is my hero.  I saw PACIFIC RIM the other day and the nerdgasm hasn’t yet stopped.  This film is damn near perfect.  It’s like a two-hour love letter to some of the greatest things you grew up with, assuming you grew up with Godzilla flicks and giant robot...

Some Thoughts On Gun Control

So.  We Americans are a violent people, there’s really no arguing that.  This country was colonized, founded, expanded, and is, to this day, maintained with violence.  And we love our guns, most of us. I don’t. I don’t believe I’ve ever written about my feelings on gun control before.  On my more reasonable days, I...

You’re A Dick

Oh, you were joking? Okay, alright, I get it now. For just a moment I thought you were speaking your mind and then backpedaling like a fucking invertebrate. But you say you were joking so that’s cool.  Only… You might want to take the time to actually learn how to joke around. There are mechanics...

The Wise Man

He sat there, legs crossed like the Buddha, plugged into The World, senses attuned to all around him.  His eyes opened and he fixed his gaze on me.  Me, breathing in loud, ragged gasps, the sweat on my forehead crystallizing as it ran down into my icy beard.  Next to the old man, was a...

Carly Rae Jepsen

So, the other night I came across this video: I’ve never heard of Carly Rae Jepsen, but I loved the video and I thought the song was nice.  I got to thinking about it though, and I said to Annette, “I’ll bet a thousand bucks, I don’t like the original version of that song.”  So,...