Katy Bourne


COVID Journals: Mask Battles

POSTED ON June 25, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.”                 – Stephen Hawking I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot lately, especially in regard to the current mask debacle that is taking place across the country. On Wednesday, the United States saw an all-time high in coronavirus numbers, with 38,115 new cases reported ... Read More

Trump vs. Trans, the assault continues

POSTED ON June 18, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Last week, the Trump administration continued its assault against transgender and non-binary citizens by eliminating anti-discrimination protections granted in the Affordable Care Act. This move opens the way for federally regulated insurance companies and health care providers to deny coverage and services to transgender and non-binary people. The rule, which goes into effect in mid-August, ... Read More

CHAZ:Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

POSTED ON June 11, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

On June 9, after a multi-day standoff with protesters at the intersection of 11th and Pine in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Seattle Police Department abandoned the nearby East Precinct and left the area. This was after almost two weeks of protests over the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. ... Read More

Right Now

POSTED ON June 05, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

Like millions of others, I saw the video of George Floyd’s torture and death at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. I was and am horrified, outraged and heartbroken. One particularly chilling element of this heinous murder was Chauvin’s demeanor throughout the almost nine minute video. He was seemingly unconcerned that his ... Read More

COVID Journals: pain, thoughts & choices

POSTED ON May 26, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Hello everyone. I hope this post finds you all healthy and safe. It’s almost June. COVID-19 rages on. Our existential free fall continues. No matter where we look, there are unknowns in every direction. While some parts of the country, for better or worse, are “reopening,” uncertainty stubbornly lingers. We’re collectively uncomfortable. This discomfort may ... Read More

COVID Journals: social distancing

POSTED ON May 13, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Social distancing. It’s not that difficult to understand. It’s a set of easy practices that slow or stop the spread of the coronavirus. These include staying home, not physically mingling with people from other households and keeping at least six feet away from others when out in public. On paper, this isn’t at all complicated. ... Read More

COVID Journals: whatever works

POSTED ON May 04, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

Hello, friends. It’s been awhile. First and foremost, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. And if fate has not been kind, may recovery be swift and full. During the initial onset of the pandemic, I was writing regularly. Mostly, I was keeping a personal log of events as they ... Read More

What we take for granted

POSTED ON February 20, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

On Sunday mornings, I go grocery shopping. It’s my weekly ritual. I roll out of bed, throw on some clothes and head out to Trader Joe’s. I go on the early side to avoid crowds or, more specifically, to avoid fighting for a space in their notoriously small parking lot. My Ford Focus is old ... Read More

Seattle Dragons: My chat with Brock Miller

POSTED ON February 07, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

The Seattle Dragons is one of eight teams in the new XFL, a professional spring football league that kicks off its season this weekend. On Wednesday morning, I attended a team practice at Memorial Stadium. Afterward, I had the good fortune to hang out with Brock Miller, who told me about life as a punter. ... Read More

Death, dance & glimpses of God

POSTED ON January 29, 2020 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Aaron Rodgers recently took some heat for remarks he made questioning God and religion. In a December episode of his girlfriend Danica Patrick’s podcast Pretty Intense, he said: “I don’t know how you believe in a God who wants to condemn most of the planet to a fiery hell. What type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.