Katy Bourne


Our Creative Lives: Fix It

POSTED ON July 15, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 3 Comments
 

  A few weeks ago, my landlord sent (finally) the maintenance guy (Waffi) over to deal with a variety of problems in the apartment: an oven that wouldn’t light, a bathroom sink that wasn’t draining properly, a busted hinge on the hall closet door and a perpetually dripping faucet in the kitchen. We’d been living ... Read More

Preview: “Heart Beat”- Purr Gato

POSTED ON June 11, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Purr Gato’s maiden release “Heart Beat” is an 11-track mélange of smartly crafted modern music that touches on themes of longing, love lost and found, respite and the liberating abandon of being out on the scene. Marked by ethereal vocals, seductive melodies and deeply rooted bass lines, the band’s sound draws from a distinct range ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Always Greener

POSTED ON June 03, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

The other day, I was talking to a guy who, by most definitions, would be considered a success. He earns six figures a year and works in a beautiful office in the Galleria Office Tower in Houston. (To those unfamiliar with the Galleria, think swanky.) He recently got remarried. His new wife is super smart, ... Read More

Grace & Love

POSTED ON May 20, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

  It seems that all roads lead back to grace and love. For the past several days, I’ve watched as a community has shared collective grief over the untimely passing of one of its own– Joshua Wolff, who died yesterday from pancreatic cancer. Joshua was a highly regarded jazz pianist and even more, a great ... Read More

Victory for Bayli Silberstein!

POSTED ON May 02, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Today, justice bitch slapped bigotry and the world is a better place for LGBT youth. The following link says it all: http://aclufl.org/2013/05/02/victory-for-lake-county-8th-grader-as-school-board-settles-gay-straight-alliance-lawsuit-after-one-day/   Congratulations to Bayli and big thanks to the ACLU! ... Read More

Breaking Today: ACLU files suit against the Lake City School Board

POSTED ON May 01, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a suit against the Lake County School Board over their efforts to block the formation of a Gay Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School. To view the full press release, please go here. To view the complaint which was filed at the U.S. District Court in the Middle ... Read More

It’s personal (a follow up)

POSTED ON April 29, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 11 Comments
 

Last week, I posted an open letter to Bill Mathias and Tod Howard of the Lake County School Board in Leesburg, FL. These two dingdongs played a key role in preventing a 14-year-old student by the name of Bayli Silberstein from forming at Gay Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School. I was appalled by what I ... Read More

An Open Letter to Tod Howard & Bill Mathias

POSTED ON April 23, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 6 Comments
 

Mr. Howard & Mr. Mathias, Today I read an article in the Seattle Times about your efforts to block students at Carver Middle School from forming a Gay-Straight Alliance. According to the article, you urged lawmakers in your state to tweak the definition of “secondary schools” from grades 6-12 to 9-12, so that Florida middle ... Read More

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

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.



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