Thursday, February 26, 2009


Every year our family participates in the Big Brothers Big Sisters bowl-a-thon. It is always a very positive experience and the money goes to a fantastic program that improves the lives of children and families in a real and meaningful way.

$1, $5, $10... the donations add up and the sum goes towards changing children's lives. If you can, please consider making a small donation.

Aidan and Clay are also participating in the St. Jude's Math-a-thon. They each have set a goal to raise $35. They saw the video at school, and were very moved by the children at the hospital.

For all of the charitable giving that you do, thank you from the Hatches.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


You may have been having an affair with a stripper when I knew you.

You may have received your marriage certificate before your high school diploma.

You may have been granted custody because she didn't want it...


Sheepish squirm. I'm fine thanks, and you?

I decided to switch to 37 words after my birthday. At this rate I might reach 50 by the time I finish this project. The good news is I am already planning my next x365. I wonder what technological advances will be made between now and then.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Such lightness, with a laugh that must be mirrored, a gentleness worthy of reverence, a shine in the eye and a wiggle in the hip.

Less than a challenge, Grace contained, we're lucky to know you.

Friday, February 06, 2009


I see your oft bent elbow and smoky aura.
I read your indecorous updates.
I expect to hear that your family rushed from the shadowed night into the too bright halls of the hospital.
Too late.

Sunday, February 01, 2009


The strength of us was tested by the boy in the middle. How typically predictable. The integrity of the structure was severely compromised.

Before: beach volleyball, long talks and olives.
After: Christmas cards and occasional email.


My birthday is this month... do I change to 37 words?