Katy Bourne


My Kind of Patriotism

POSTED ON August 16, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

I don’t have to tell you that it’s ugly out there. We’re engaged in a dark battle over what this country is and what it will be. While this conflict is rooted deeply in our history, it was harshly exacerbated during the 2016 presidential election and continues to rage. What started in social media threads ... Read More

The Rob Brezsny Challenge

POSTED ON November 22, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

This is my latest horoscope from Rob Brezsny: Gemini (May 21-June 20) English model and TV personality Katie Price has been on the planet for just 37 years, but has already written four autobiographies. You Only Live Once, for instance, covers the action-packed time between 2008 and 2010, when she got divorced and then remarried ... Read More

A Parent’s Grief

POSTED ON September 21, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

Last week, I received the heartbreaking news that a friend’s very young son had died. This child was a tiny warrior with an old-soul demeanor. He endured more challenges in his short time here than many of the rest of us will face in a full lifetime. Despite his suffering, however, he seemed to float ... 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

What It Is

POSTED ON August 25, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

    This is what it is. This is where we are. It’s not what we expected. But it’s what we’ve been given to work with. Splendid sunsets and war zones. Soft faces and ranting diatribes. A pissed-off teenager with a Twitter account. Mayhem and innovation. Light and rain. Pleasure and pain.   We roll ... Read More

When It All Makes Sense

POSTED ON June 30, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

    Maybe it will all make sense in the end. Maybe things will all tie up neatly and in our last gasp, we will say: “Aah…Now I get it.” Maybe our longing will be sated and our curiosity will be satisfied. Maybe there’s a plausible explanation for every second we’ve spent here. But we ... 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

15 Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me

POSTED ON May 05, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Dedicated, with mad love always, to my fabulous E’s. Mother’s Day. For such a quirky little holiday, it sure kicks up a lot of emotional dust. I’m not particularly sentimental but I’ve been reminiscing a bit lately. In honor of the day, here are 15 things I wish my mother had told me: 1. It’s ... Read More

The Curious Relativity of Time

POSTED ON October 03, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

  Today is my youngest son’s 15th birthday.  Enzo was originally due on Halloween. However, potentially serious complications came up and the wise decision was made to deliver him early via C-section. Fifteen years ago today, I was getting ready for my trip to the hospital. Bags were packed. My older son Emmett was set ... Read More

Riff on a Perfect World

POSTED ON July 26, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

  RIFF ON A PERFECT WORLD   In a perfect world….. The days would begin and end with a chant, a wink and a smile that stretches across miles, winding in and around the Milky Way and back again. There would be outbursts of spontaneous salsa dancing in grocery stores and it would be the ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.