Katy Bourne


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 | 2 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

The Curious Relativity of Time

POSTED ON October 03, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment

  Today is my youngest son’s 15th birthday.  Enzo was originally due on Halloween. However, potentially serious complications came up and the wise decision was made to deliver him early via C-section. Fifteen years ago today, I was getting ready for my trip to the hospital. Bags were packed. My older son Emmett was set ... Read More

A Word from the 47%

POSTED ON September 18, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments

   “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to ... Read More

Passion, Fear & Drive with Claudio Rochat-Felix

POSTED ON September 12, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Passion, Fear & Drive | Post A Comment

    For this installment of “Passion, Fear and Drive,” I’m super happy to feature Claudio Rochat-Felix. Claudio is a Seattle-based drummer and one third of the rising electro/pop dance band Richie Aldente. A few days ago, Claudio and I sat down for coffee and conversation at a Capitol Hill cafe. Claudio is smart, driven ... Read More

A Great Weekend!

POSTED ON September 06, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

  Seattle area jazz fans, rev up your engines! We’ve got a big weekend coming up with two GREAT events that are sure to delight and satisfy! Read on. The North Bend Jazz Walk takes place on Saturday, September 8, 2012.  Beautiful downtown North Bend is all about jazz this Saturday night. One cover gets ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Other People

POSTED ON August 25, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | One Comment

     Today I’m writing about other people and how they impact our creative lives. Of course, “other people” is a broad swatch. It can include friends, fans, people who buy our products/services, family, “the competition,” mentors, audience members and possibly, the crazy next-door neighbor. Unless you’re living and creating in some isolated spot far ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.