Katy Bourne

Our Creative Lives: Practice

POSTED ON April 02, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment

   A year or so ago, I was chatting it up with a fellow vocalist.  We were chortling, snorting and swapping stories, when at one point in the conversation, she told me that she doesn’t practice. (Screeching brakes, crashing plates) “Huh? Say what?” I sputtered back. She said it again, “I don’t practice.” In that ... Read More

“We Can’t Get Angry at the Wind”

POSTED ON March 14, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment

My sister Martha and I stood on the lip of what was surely heaven, mesmerized by the panoramic view. We were high on the sandstone cliffs of the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, looking out at mammoth rock formations, an endless blue sky and a vast pink mesa dotted with Pinon trees. The relentless wind ... Read More

Shut the Hell Up Already & For God’s Sake, Turn Off Your Phone!

POSTED ON February 24, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments

The other night, I went out to see a good friend play at a local nightspot. This cat is one of my favorite performers on the scene and musically speaking, it was a great night. The band was smoking. The songs and arrangements were very cool. And of course, my friend was on his A-game, ... Read More

Education: A Mom’s Dilemma

POSTED ON February 04, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments

   OK, I’m having a mom conundrum. This particular issue spins around and around in my brain like a crazy dog endlessly chasing its tail. Sometimes it keeps me up nights. It’s certainly caused some considerable drama in our household over the past few years. In the big picture scheme of it all, I’m not ... Read More


POSTED ON January 14, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments

  Yesterday, the teen animal and I went down to the tattoo parlor and got inked up. Two bodies. One design. It was a bone cold afternoon and I was on the verge of despondency over the Seahawk’s loss to the Falcons. An outing with Emmett was the perfect thing–perhaps even the only thing–that could ... Read More


POSTED ON December 31, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments

At the start of each yoga class, my teacher encourages us to set an intention for the practice we’re about to do. I’ve found this to be a helpful and clarifying exercise. Now, as we wind down the old and venture forth into the new, I’ve been thinking about what my intention is for the ... Read More

Happy Birthday, Dadser!

POSTED ON December 02, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments

Happy Birthday! If I’m doing the math correctly in my head, you would have been 87 years old today. I can only imagine what kind of mischief you would be getting into. I hope that wherever you are in the vast cosmic plane, you’re reading a Scientific American, yelling at the television set and enjoying ... Read More

Snow Globe

POSTED ON November 30, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments

 Life of late has felt like a vigorously shaken snow globe. Between writing deadlines, parenting demands, tunes to rehearse, vocal chords that need to be kept in shape, gigs to prepare for and the basics of sleeping, eating and exercise, my days are a chaotic whirl of frenetic bits.  I’m hitting it hard but balls ... Read More

How Do We Make Purple?

POSTED ON November 12, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

   It’s been nearly a week since the election and I’m tired, elated and vastly relieved. My guy won. Big exhale. While I know that not everyone shares my thrill at President Obama’s reelection, I’m willing to bet that the majority of my fellow Americans–on both sides of the fence– are glad that the whole ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Space

POSTED ON October 16, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

   The infamous voiceover that started each episode of Star Trek called space the final frontier. Of course, that particular reference was about outer space, with planets, moons, galaxies and all of that  cosmic stuff. Certainly, there are many ways to think about space and the concept has been the center of many lively metaphysical ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.