Katy Bourne


For the Dismayed Fan: 10 things to do when your offense is bringing you down

POSTED ON September 18, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

It’s the second week of the National Football League season. As I gaze out across the vast expanse of football fandom and traverse the wild terrain of posts, comment threads and Tweets, I’ve made a striking observation: There are some fans that are unhappy with their team’s offense. In particular, they’re unhappy with the offensive ... Read More

My Kind of Patriotism

POSTED ON August 16, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

I don’t have to tell you that it’s ugly out there. We’re engaged in a dark battle over what this country is and what it will be. While this conflict is rooted deeply in our history, it was harshly exacerbated during the 2016 presidential election and continues to rage. What started in social media threads ... Read More

Seahawk football- 5 things this season

POSTED ON August 08, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

We’re just days away from Seahawks football…mere days. And although it’s only preseason fare, any football is better than no football. Am I excited? Well, as my father used to say, “Is a hog’s hip pork?” I’ve survived the long ordeal of the off-season, enduring week after week of slow dreary Sundays. I’m ready. I’m ... Read More

Depression: Remember the living

POSTED ON July 24, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

Tonight I’m thinking about Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. We were all still trying to regain our equilibrium after Cornell’s suicide in May, when last week’s news about Bennington knocked us down again. These artists, whom we so loved and admired, were burdened with an anguish so relentless that they chose the ultimate release. It’s ... Read More

The Incentive of Eddie Lacy

POSTED ON June 12, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Let me begin by saying that I like running back Eddie Lacy and I’m glad that he’s come on board with the Seahawks. To the uninitiated, Eddie is a former Green Bay Packer. He played four seasons with the team, going to the Pro Bowl his rookie year. He was also named the 2013 Rookie ... Read More

Driving 55

POSTED ON June 06, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 10 Comments
 

Today is my 55th birthday. The Sammy Hagar tune “I Can’t Drive 55” keeps running through my head. It occurs to me that someday my kids will take my car keys away from me. After all, I am creeping closer to that golden age. I just hope to God that when they do, it’s the ... Read More

Nothing & Everything

POSTED ON May 30, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

Since the inauguration, I’ve been experiencing an uncharacteristic inertia. A malaise has insinuated itself into my psyche, and my days are often void of the requisite energy to write or practice.  As such, my productivity has tanked to a troubling low. This feels different than depression. Still, I’m not exactly sure what’s up. I’m curious ... Read More

Play Safe Seattle

POSTED ON April 04, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Over the past year, there has been a 20% increase in hate crimes in major metropolitan areas across the United States. These incidents – ranging from malicious harassment and property damage to direct violence – are motivated by biases against the victims based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity and disability. Many ... Read More

FAILURE

POSTED ON March 14, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 6 Comments
 

So today I made a list of all the failures I’ve had over the past ten or so years. Yeah, I know. It’s not something a person would normally want to do. It’s a tad masochistic. (“Ya think?” yells the peanut gallery that sits in the back row of my brain.) But sometimes a chick ... Read More

Summoning Lysistrata

POSTED ON January 10, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

  Dear Melania Trump, Elaine Chao, Janna Ryan and other Wives of the GOP, Although we reside on different planets in separate universes, I’m writing this as a fellow human sister and with the faith that you are fundamentally good women.  I’m confident that somewhere in the sacred depths of your beautiful hearts, you know ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.