What’s Up With That? ~ Katy Byrne

Katy Byrne


Women and power

Posted on January 25, 2018

What women want is respect. We’ve wanted it for a long time. And I’ll speak for myself, too — smart men are supporting... Continue

Things unsaid

Posted on December 15, 2017

While we’re swirling from fires and politics – we land smack dab in the midst of holidays, with family and other humans – trying... Continue

Mixed feelings

Posted on November 22, 2017

It’s still difficult to write a column now, after these horrendous wildfires. Moving into the rainy season and holidays, my eyes... Continue

In the aftermath

Posted on October 25, 2017

We moved to Sonoma because it seemed safe and quaint. But this fire rocked our boat. It’s been a week of fear and shock. Contrasts... Continue

The tree cutters

Posted on September 21, 2017

They were here at 8:30 sharp, as agreed. They didn’t want coffee or water. They stared at the huge, looming trees overhead and... Continue

Why the 1960s matter

Posted on August 21, 2017

It was an inspirational, luminous and searing time. People write about it now or have museum shows about it, but I don’t think there’s... Continue

What? Me worry?

Posted on July 20, 2017

There’s a lot to worry about, God knows. I just finished Edward Hallowell’s book, “Worry,” and though it brought up some worries,... Continue

Relationships 101

Posted on July 2, 2017

 Life can be better as a couple or it can be worse or it can be for better or worse. It can also be very hard work. The divorce rate... Continue

How to get well sooner

Posted on May 18, 2017

I was scared I might have terminal cancer last year. The doctors and holistic practitioners gave me herbs, X-rays, blood tests and... Continue

On being a good (enough) mother

Posted on May 13, 2017

It’s hard to be a mother. I didn’t have kids but I have dogs and it’s been a rough month. It started out okay, but then life... Continue