The Blog of KSCHatch

Kaitlyn S C Hatch
The collected writings of a polymath
Created 25 Jun 2021
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  • Experiential Echo
    08 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Two things about this post. Because this is the first time I’m posting something to Nothing to Protect since setting up my blog over here on Substack, I figure I should say something about the nature ...
  • Good For Practice
    01 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 1 1
    The single pane windows of the shrine room let in a lot of light. Their blue painted framing never quite close solidly. Where I usually sit, at the back in a chair, the draft can be felt and it sends ...
  • Birdsong
    24 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 3
    Prove to me that birdsong doesn’t matter Tell me how You could possibly not miss: The cacophony of starlings as they Dip and sway Moving like a school of fish, Smooth, dark shapes against a clear blue...
  • Learning to Love Revision
    10 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    In January 2021, I plotted out my many projects and made a schedule for the year. This included art pieces, a potential podcast, my over-all writing schedule, a few things that I have since dropped, a...
  • Feet of Clay
    03 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 2
    “They’re human” lands funny with me Like a bypass for accountability. “They’re human” sounds like absolution When instead it ought to sound like a call to action. As if someone’s feet of clay, Someone...
  • Disclosure
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The following piece was written during a class by memoirist and athlete, Emily Rapp Black called ‘Reading and Writing Disability’. The prompt for this piece was: Share about a time when you were glad ...
  • The Dharma of Pain
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    As a Dharma practitioner and a writer, I'm mindful of how language influences how we experience our interconnected world. For too long, I let language like 'sit' and 'upright posture' make me believe ...
  • Staying Informed Without the News
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    As a kid, I didn’t have a television and my parent’s didn’t subscribe to any newspapers. When I encountered the news while visiting someone else’s house, I saw it as ‘That boring part of TV where some...
  • How To Be An Anti-Racist Buddhist
    06 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 3
    You are a Buddhist and one of the greatest tenets of this path is that you will not cause harm. But it’s not as easy as that, is it? You realise this after taking the Bodhisattva vow, when a mosquito ...
  • What I Learned Writing Commentaries on all 59 Lojong Slogans
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    What I knew of the Lojong slogans when I began writing commentaries on them in 2016 came from reading Pema Chödrön’s book on the subject, The Places That Scare You, as well as listening to years of ta...
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