Katy Bourne


Dear Dude…

POSTED ON September 20, 2018 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

I was such an inconsiderate idiot.  I’m so sorry, dude, that I totally wrecked your day. We were driving along in the late afternoon yesterday, and I stopped to let a guy cross the road. You were behind me. There were a lot of cars, and the guy had been standing there for a minute, ... Read More

Facebook & the Pulpit of Sanctimony

POSTED ON November 16, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

After last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, people started modifying their Facebook profile pictures with an overlay of the French flag, ostensibly to show support for Paris and the people impacted by the violence that took place across the city.  As with anything on Facebook, this quickly became a trend. Shortly thereafter came a wave ... 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

Racism & Me

POSTED ON December 02, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

Although I’ve thought about it about a lot, I’ve never written about racism. For starters, I wasn’t sure I had the right. But even more, I’ve been too afraid: afraid of creating more pain and anger, afraid of my own ignorance, afraid of exposing less than desirable parts of myself. But in light of recent events ... Read More

Don’t Be a Dick on Facebook

POSTED ON October 21, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

There was some pushing, shoving and panty bunching on Facebook over the past weekend. It resulted in a few folks getting their feathers ruffled and one angry boy taking his ball and going home. Sigh. It all started with football. When the Seahawks play, several people, myself included, post commentary throughout the game. It’s an odd ... Read More

To the Jumper

POSTED ON September 19, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 12 Comments
 

Two weeks ago today, our worlds intersected on the 12th Street Bridge. It was just the two of us. I was on my way home. You were seconds away from ending everything. I was unwitting. You were despondent. You climbed on the railing. I wondered what…but before I could even finish the thought, you jumped. Life ... 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

Our Creative Lives: Humanity

POSTED ON September 11, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

A few weeks ago, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson had a bit of a public unraveling at a press conference. He was speaking to reporters about his first fight card with Iron Mike Productions, a new promotion venture, when his remarks took an unexpected turn to the personal. He opened up that he’d recently ... Read More

Japan

POSTED ON March 14, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

I spent the weekend trying to write a new post for this blog. My plan was to kick off a new series about the creative process, starting on the topic of inspiration. Although I’d riffed on the subject in my journal for a week or more, when I sat down to write this weekend, I ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.