Katy Bourne


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

Genderqueer-Part IV

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

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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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Genderqueer- Part I

POSTED ON March 10, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments
 

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Ink

POSTED ON January 14, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

  Yesterday, the teen animal and I went down to the tattoo parlor and got inked up. Two bodies. One design. It was a bone cold afternoon and I was on the verge of despondency over the Seahawk’s loss to the Falcons. An outing with Emmett was the perfect thing–perhaps even the only thing–that could ... 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

Gay Pride, Proud Mom

POSTED ON June 23, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 25 Comments
 

  My son came out to me in the form of a text. I was working on my computer late one night last September. Enzo was staying at his dad’s house that particular evening. I had my nose deep into something I was writing when his text came in. The text, which was sent to ... Read More

A Screeching Halt

POSTED ON June 02, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

Everything came to a screeching halt. On Wednesday afternoon, I received the news that my son Emmett’s best friend had been in a horrific accident. As he was riding his bicycle to work, he collided with a van. He suffered massive brain injuries and underwent emergency surgery at Harborview, where he now floats in a ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.