Katy Bourne


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

Mom of a Nomad: Part Two

POSTED ON July 07, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

It’s now been four months since Emmett took off on his trek to explore the U.S. When we spoke on the phone this past Saturday, he was about an hour outside of Washington D.C. Assuming that all went as planned, he arrived just in time to see how Independence Day is celebrated in our nation’s ... Read More

Mom of a Nomad: Part One

POSTED ON May 04, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

It’s now been roughly two months since my son Emmett took off to live as a nomad; traveling across the United States to see what he can see, to experience new things and to generally explore the magical and mysterious path of life. Since my initial post on this story generated so much interest, it ... Read More

The Hardest Goodbye

POSTED ON March 08, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 7 Comments
 

On Saturday morning, my 21-year old son Emmett took off on an extended road trip to explore the United States and, possibly, points south in Mexico and Central America. He loaded the last of his camping gear into his car and we said our goodbyes. Although I tried very hard not to, I cried. Aside ... Read More

The Lessons We’re Always Learning

POSTED ON June 18, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

 Emmett stopped by my apartment briefly yesterday. He was swinging by to raid the fridge and to show me the new tattoo that he’d just gotten in honor of his fallen comrade, Nap. I hadn’t seen him since Nap’s memorial last week. He dropped in late afternoon and his visit was brief.  Emmett comes and ... 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

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.