Katy Bourne


Driving 55

POSTED ON June 06, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 10 Comments
 

Today is my 55th birthday. The Sammy Hagar tune “I Can’t Drive 55” keeps running through my head. It occurs to me that someday my kids will take my car keys away from me. After all, I am creeping closer to that golden age. I just hope to God that when they do, it’s the ... Read More

Going Another Round

POSTED ON January 05, 2016 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

The abiding ethos of the New Year is to gleefully leap forward- bidding the old year adieu, while revving up for the fresh one ahead. It is a narrative filled with robust enthusiasm, recalibrated resolve and reflective renewal. In the New Year, anything seems possible; this is the year we lose the weight or step ... Read More

Chloe the Sumo Wrestler

POSTED ON April 29, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

  Chloe is a retired sumo wrestler who lives in my head. I brought him on board about a year ago. Although he’d recently retired from professional wrestling, he was still looking for some action and I needed help. Chloe provides a security detail of sorts. I have these little thought bubbles that often evolve ... Read More

The Day We Lost Everything

POSTED ON January 22, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 35 Comments
 

January 22, 1992. My most vivid memory from that day was of standing completely naked in my living room. The scene around me was frenetic and chaotic, but I remember feeling like I was in slow motion. It was early in the morning, maybe around 5:30am or so. The front door was wide open. It ... Read More

The Blossom of Possibility

POSTED ON January 01, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

      Ah, it’s New Year’s Day and here we go again: retooling, tweaking, course correcting and generally polishing up our less-than-perfect lives. New Year’s Day is, in essence, the giant do-over.  I’m taking a pass on resolutions this year. (I’m always trying to lose weight. What’s to resolve?) But there are a few ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.