Katy Bourne


My Letter to Marshawn Lynch

POSTED ON July 28, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Dear Marshawn, Let me start by saying that I don’t know the intricacies of your current fiscal situation with the Seahawks; I don’t know the nitty gritty specifics of your contract or what kinds of things you have to take into consideration when you’re negotiating your future earnings. I’m sure that the average fan like ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: The Litter in the Void

POSTED ON July 15, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Friday evening. It’s sweltering out. My apartment is a sauna. I should be practicing but all I feel like doing is lying in front of the fan and watching Netflix. At the very least, I should be writing. Yeah, I know, I’m writing now. What I mean to say is that I should be writing ... Read More

When It All Makes Sense

POSTED ON June 30, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

    Maybe it will all make sense in the end. Maybe things will all tie up neatly and in our last gasp, we will say: “Aah…Now I get it.” Maybe our longing will be sated and our curiosity will be satisfied. Maybe there’s a plausible explanation for every second we’ve spent here. But we ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Resilience

POSTED ON June 23, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

Someone I care a lot about has been going through some hard stuff this past year. She’s taken hit after relentless hit. It’s been brutal. We were talking things over the other day and she wondered out loud “How much more resilience do I have?” Fair question. Knowing her as I do, I’d say she ... Read More

The View From 52

POSTED ON June 09, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

A few days ago, I celebrated my 52nd birthday. It was a low-key day without much fuss and hoopla.  As far as passages go, 52 is a benign year. Nobody is excitedly awaiting your arrival but they haven’t called in the gravediggers yet either. It’s a good place from which to float and observe. Considering ... Read More

Genderqueer-Part IV

POSTED ON May 26, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

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Our Creative Lives: Freedom

POSTED ON May 19, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

A week ago today, I was riding across the rocky hills of Texas on a beautiful Appaloosa mare named Dee Dee. The sky was wide and endless. The cypress-lined vistas were peaceful. Dee Dee was a sweet and steady girl. I grew up riding horses, even competitively. Still, it had been at least 30 years ... Read More

15 Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me

POSTED ON May 05, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Dedicated, with mad love always, to my fabulous E’s. Mother’s Day. For such a quirky little holiday, it sure kicks up a lot of emotional dust. I’m not particularly sentimental but I’ve been reminiscing a bit lately. In honor of the day, here are 15 things I wish my mother had told me: 1. It’s ... Read More

Chloe the Sumo Wrestler

POSTED ON April 29, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

  Chloe is a retired sumo wrestler who lives in my head. I brought him on board about a year ago. Although he’d recently retired from professional wrestling, he was still looking for some action and I needed help. Chloe provides a security detail of sorts. I have these little thought bubbles that often evolve ... Read More

Genderqueer-Part III

POSTED ON April 21, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

This post has been temporarily removed.     *** Stay with us. Don’t sink to the bottom like a fish going to sleep. Be with the ocean moving steadily all night, not scattered like a rainstorm.   The spring we’re looking for is somewhere in this murkiness. See the night-lights up there traveling together, the ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.