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

We are Awesome & Other Thoughts for the New Year

POSTED ON December 31, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

The New Year is here. It’s time to take a few deep breaths, square our shoulders and get it on. I’m feeling stupidly optimistic about the year ahead. Here are ten thoughts going in:   Weird is better than humorless. Experts agree. So, if you feel that special inclination, go for it. You’re not getting ... Read More

Rebel Soul

POSTED ON November 03, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

My mom did not get me. The showdown started early. Mom wanted a baby doll of a little girl whom she could adorn in frilly dresses and patent leather Mary Janes. She dreamt of kempt hair with cute ribbons. What she got, however, was chubby, messy me. I was my own little animal with a bit ... Read More

The View From 52

POSTED ON June 09, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

A few days ago, I celebrated my 52nd birthday. It was a low-key day without much fuss and hoopla.  As far as passages go, 52 is a benign year. Nobody is excitedly awaiting your arrival but they haven’t called in the gravediggers yet either. It’s a good place from which to float and observe. Considering ... Read More

8 Characteristics of a Bad Ass

POSTED ON October 28, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

“Haywire” is an action thriller about uber secret agent Mallory Kane, who is double-crossed on a covert mission in Dublin. Throughout the course of the film, she uses mad fighting skills and cool thinking to get out of harm’s way and to exact revenge on the bad guys who are doggedly out to get her. ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Courage

POSTED ON February 03, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 2 Comments
 

Courage According to the Cowardly Lion, courage is “what makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk.”  John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” And the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or ... Read More

Fear & Other Debris in the Road

POSTED ON October 28, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

A few months ago, I took on a new job that I knew wasn’t right for me. Fiscally-speaking, it offered low-hanging fruit, and my fears about economic insecurity won out over the small voice inside of me that kept whispering…..warning me…..that I was about to take a wrong turn. That small voice was right. This ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.