Katy Bourne


A Single Woman’s Manifesto

POSTED ON February 14, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

If my ex-husband and I had been able to go the distance, last Wednesday, February 7, would have been our 31st wedding anniversary. Today is Valentine’s Day. The history of my relationships is unimportant. It’s enough to share that I’m uncoupled at present. I have not been in love for a very long time. I ... Read More

6 Tips for the Off-Season Blues

POSTED ON January 30, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Technically, football season isn’t over until after the Super Bowl. But for me it came with the Seahawks’ crushing loss to the Cardinals at home on New Year’s Eve. Sure, I watched the playoffs. But the off-season blues had already started to kick in. Transitioning into the off-season is always a dreary ordeal for me, ... Read More

Seahawks and the Buddha

POSTED ON January 08, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

I’ve spent the past week or so shuffling around aimlessly, discombobulated and adrift since the Seahawks’ season ending lost to the Arizona Cardinals on New Year’s Eve. My beloved and mighty Seahawks did not make the playoffs this year. The last time they missed the playoffs was 2011. It’s a hard truth to square with. ... Read More

Old Year, New Year

POSTED ON December 31, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

  2017 was some kind of lunatic 52 card pickup. Everything we thought we knew– about democracy, truth, reason, integrity and fundamental human decency–was thrown up in the air and split wide open for reexamination. At the epicenter of all of it is the orange-tinged man presently occupying the White House and the band of ... Read More

Seahawks: The Bumpy Road of Believing

POSTED ON December 14, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Last Sunday afternoon, I did the unthinkable: I turned off the Seahawks game. They were playing the Jaguars, and it was close to the end of the third quarter.  I couldn’t take it anymore. It wasn’t a matter of turning it off in anger and disgust at the way they were playing. It was an ... Read More

holidaze

POSTED ON November 27, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

It’s a little hard to believe that another Thanksgiving is behind us and that there are only five more games left in the regular season of football. We’re officially full-swing into the holidays now, kicked off with the melee of Black Friday, followed by Cyber Monday. Spend baby spend. You know the routine. My long ... Read More

Richard Sherman, down but not broken

POSTED ON November 13, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Last week, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was injured in an ugly Thursday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals. My friend Nate and I watched the game at a little sports bar in West Seattle and saw the play and the injury. The visual of my hero crumpled on the field was upsetting. A ... Read More

Hang On

POSTED ON November 06, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

My original plan was to write a post about what happened on the 36 bus the other night. Two women – myself and one other – were simultaneously harassed by two different men on the same bus at the same time. The story is important and speaks to the ongoing problem that women everywhere experience ... Read More

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

POSTED ON September 18, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

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

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.