Katy Bourne


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

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

Punching Valentine’s Day in the Nose

POSTED ON February 08, 2016 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Uh oh, here comes Valentine’s Day. Of all the holidays across the calendar year, I’m not sure that any kick up as much emotional dust as this one does. People either really dig it or really loathe it. For some, it is a land mine of expectations, stress and, in come cases, unreasonable need. For ... Read More

For Your Tender Heart at Christmas

POSTED ON December 22, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

I must concede that Christmas is indeed the most magical time of the year. Between the cheery lights, the upbeat snap in the air and the bright faces of excited children, there’s an inescapable wonder to it all. Whether you believe or not, even the elegant mystery of the Nativity can stir the most cynical ... Read More

The Tenderness of Joy

POSTED ON December 16, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Back in September, I made the decision to take a brief hiatus from music. I needed the extra time and space to focus on writing for my new website and to finish up a couple of other projects. I also needed a beat or two to step back, take a breath and reevaluate the whole ... Read More

Christmas: Have We Lost Our (bleeping) Minds?

POSTED ON December 02, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

    Black Friday. The mad crush of humanity at its worst. We’ve watched aghast another year as images on the nightly news and throughout social media show people clawing, punching, scratching, kicking and sometimes even shooting to get to the holy grail of discounted flat screens, gaming consoles and i-gadgets. This odious ritual has ... Read More

Snow Globe

POSTED ON November 30, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

Life of late has felt like a vigorously shaken snow globe. Between writing deadlines, parenting demands, tunes to rehearse, vocal cords that need to be kept in shape, gigs to prepare for and the basics of sleeping, eating and exercise, my days are a chaotic whirl of frenetic bits.  I’m hitting it hard but balls ... Read More

God, Christmas & What We Choose to Believe

POSTED ON December 21, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments
 

Be grateful for all circumstances Because it is God’s will.  This message appeared on the reader board of a Lutheran church in my neighborhood. I have driven past it several times over the past few weeks and every time I see it, it provokes me just a little. The question of God’s will, especially relative ... Read More

Reindeer Minutia

POSTED ON December 23, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Ah, the season is upon us once again. Many of you probably celebrate the Christmas holiday or some variation of it. If so, it is quite likely that you are well schooled in all things Santa Claus. You know the stories. You’ve sat on laps and tugged on beards. You’re down with the “ho, ho, ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.