Katy Bourne


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

A Beast Mode Christmas

POSTED ON December 24, 2019 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Football can rip your heart straight out of your chest and shred it to pieces right in front of your very eyes. This is what Seahawks fans experienced Sunday after the abysmal loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The game was horrible in every way it could be horrible- a flat offense, accentuated by terrible pass ... Read More

Football IQ: my quest to take it higher

POSTED ON October 29, 2019 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

I am a football geek. My goal is to elevate my football IQ to as high as possible in this lifetime. Admittedly, this is an odd pursuit, especially for a middle-aged goober like me. Crochet or shuffleboard would be so much easier, right? And it’s not a life ambition that I’d exactly planned on. In ... Read More

Health Tips for Seahawks Fans

POSTED ON October 07, 2019 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

The Seattle Seahawks are known for taking their fans on wild rides, but last week’s game against the LA Rams brought it to a whole new level of madness. It had all the elements:  a clunky start, freakish athleticism- from Tyler Lockett’s super catch to Tedric Thompson’s ridiculous interception- on both sides of the ball, ... Read More

Andrew Luck, Metta and the search for our humanity

POSTED ON August 26, 2019 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

On Saturday, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announced his retirement from football. After seven successful seasons in the NFL, the toll on his body became insurmountable. He explained that he’d been caught in a “cycle of injury, pain and rehab,” which was “unrelenting, both in season and off season.” This is understandable. Over the course ... Read More

State of Things. State of Mind.

POSTED ON August 15, 2019 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. For the past several months, I’ve been in an abyss of sorts, uninspired to write or sing. The muse wandered off someplace, and I’ve never experienced such a prolonged period of creative drought. It feels as if my very soul’s been frozen. Although I’m still thinking it through, I ... Read More

Last Christmas with Mom

POSTED ON December 18, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 9 Comments
 

My mother died on December 9, a little over a week ago. The ravages of pneumonia were too much for her tiny frail 91 year-old body. She spent her final days in inpatient hospice care. This unassuming wing of a quiet Albuquerque hospital was like a Zen monastery – serene and oddly sublime. Here, she ... Read More

Trump vs. Trans, the fight for peace and dignity

POSTED ON October 31, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

According to a memo last week, the Trump administration is pushing to redefine gender as strictly binary- male or female- based on designation made at birth. If adopted, this narrow and egregiously flawed definition would erase the identities of millions of transgender and nonconforming people across the country and significantly roll back protections as granted ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.