Katy Bourne


10 Ideas For a Great Week

POSTED ON September 29, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

OK, everyone. I’m feeling jolly and I have this crazy thought. I’d like to cordially invite you to have a great week. We can all do it together – a group project! We might not be able to solve all of our individual problems just now but we sure as tootin’ can rock the next ... Read More

To the Jumper

POSTED ON September 19, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 11 Comments
 

Two weeks ago today, our worlds intersected on the 12th Street Bridge. It was just the two of us. I was on my way home. You were seconds away from ending everything. I was unwitting. You were despondent. You climbed on the railing. I wondered what…but before I could even finish the thought, you jumped. Life ... Read More

What It Is

POSTED ON August 25, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

    This is what it is. This is where we are. It’s not what we expected. But it’s what we’ve been given to work with. Splendid sunsets and war zones. Soft faces and ranting diatribes. A pissed-off teenager with a Twitter account. Mayhem and innovation. Light and rain. Pleasure and pain.   We roll ... Read More

The EntreMundos Jam Sessions: 8 Reasons Why YOU Should Go

POSTED ON August 18, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

There’s some mighty, mighty magic happening on the Seattle music scene on Monday nights: the EntreMundos Jam Session at Capitol Cider. Each week, musicians, fans, neighbors on the hill and other locals gather together for what is one of the most extraordinary hangs in the city. If you’re in Seattle and haven’t rolled through yet, ... Read More

The Scariest Post I’ve Ever Written

POSTED ON August 13, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 23 Comments
 

We’re all reeling from this week’s heartbreaking news about Robin William’s suicide. He was a ferocious soul with a soaring talent. He grabbed our hearts with the first “nanu nanu” and his mad unpredictable genius delighted us for decades. Oh how we loved him. And now in the wake of his death, we collectively grapple ... Read More

Mantra For a World Gone Mad

POSTED ON August 11, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

  It seems the world has gone mad.       There are airstrikes (again) in Iraq. Brief, uneasy ceasefires notwithstanding, there is fighting (still) on the Gaza Strip. Ebola continues its somber rage across West Africa. Airplanes are blown from the sky or fall silently to points unknown and never found. Closer to home, ... Read More

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

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.