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

Mom of a Nomad. Round Two.

POSTED ON July 04, 2016 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

As he put a few remaining things into his backpack and took care of a couple last minute tasks, like vacuuming his room and boxing up his computer, it took everything I had to keep from crying. Trying not to cry takes enormous effort. It’s like wrestling a bear or beating back a wildfire. My ... Read More

The Rat Debacle

POSTED ON November 19, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

This all started with a very large bag of flour. A few months ago, my 21-year old son Emmett and his friend Tucker needed a kitchen to make some bagels for a potential business venture they were considering. Although Emmett has his own apartment, he doesn’t cook there–too many cockroaches. (At one point or another, most ... Read More

The Unexpected Empty Nest: 12 Tips for Mom Blues

POSTED ON November 09, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Circumstances have a way of taking unforeseen turns and sometimes we find ourselves in a situation of living apart from our minor children. There can be a multitude of reasons–divorce, financial issues, geographical moves or even the kid’s own choice–but typically this is not the scenario we’d envisioned when we became mothers. We imagined that ... Read More

Mantra For a World Gone Mad

POSTED ON August 11, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

  It seems the world has gone mad.       There are airstrikes (again) in Iraq. Brief, uneasy ceasefires notwithstanding, there is fighting (still) on the Gaza Strip. Ebola continues its somber rage across West Africa. Airplanes are blown from the sky or fall silently to points unknown and never found. Closer to home, ... 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

Genderqueer-Part IV

POSTED ON May 26, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

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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

Genderqueer-Part III

POSTED ON April 21, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

This post has been temporarily removed.     *** Stay with us. Don’t sink to the bottom like a fish going to sleep. Be with the ocean moving steadily all night, not scattered like a rainstorm.   The spring we’re looking for is somewhere in this murkiness. See the night-lights up there traveling together, the ... Read More

Genderqueer-Part II

POSTED ON March 25, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.