my area of refuge

My Area of Refuge


Oh hey there. I bet you’re surprised to see me. You’re not alone… cuz I’m here! There’s been a lot of talk these days about how I need to write more often (or at all), and yes, I’m the one doin’ all the talking. I figure it’s about time for me to put my keyboard where my mouth is. So…

I'll Have the Usual

I’ll Have the Usual


I woke up this morning and made my way down to the gym. No really! Then i peeked in the window of the gym and saw that there is still no actual gym equipment in the gym (say gym again). Gym As I stood there staring longingly through the window at the shiny floors and severe lack of treadmills, the…

Like Dear Ol’ Dad Did


I walk like my dad. I got up in the middle of the night last night to answer the call of nature. That in itself is really not that blog-worthy, cuz it happens more than I’d care to admit. I’m at that point in life where I lay there trying to decide if it’s urgent enough to actually make it…

Two Years


It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years already. The crazy part is how time goes by so quickly, especially considering how much of it I spend thinking about you. I know I missed too many birthdays and Father’s Days and didn’t call or come see you enough but, in my defense, is there really ever ‘enough’? We’re doing okay…

Must Be the Heat


Dear APS, The heat is making me simmer. I think it needs to make you simmer. As in simma down now! The heat really does make me simmer. And it makes my electric bill be extremely high too. But I get it. It’s summer in Arizona, what’re ya gonna do? Well you’re gonna crank up the A/C and pay luxury…

Hope Winters Eternal


So.  There’s something you really need to know.  I mean really.  “cause this will save us all a lot of embarrassment later, especially if you remember what I’m about to tell (write) you. If you’re ever at Casa de Hathaway (or Casa Dee Hathaway, as the casa may be) and you’re occupying one of the several “facilities’ we have here,…