A new poem, about moving on.. n' stuff. From my poetry book for April-June 2021, "Out of the Dark."
This poem was written by Brian Bolding in his poetry book for April-June 2021, "Out of the Dark".
I didn't learn a new language or save the world, but here's a list of what I did during the pandemic to stop from going insane. Us single folks had it pretty rough. xx
This poem was written on 3/30/21 in my poetry book from Jan-Mar 2021, "Persona Non Grata."
"Blizzard in my Heart", by Brian Bolding. Written 3/28/21. From Poetry Book Jan-Mar 2021, "Persona Non Grata".
A poem by Brian Bolding. Originally written 11/1/20, during my big 6 month journal hiatus 🙂 It's a weird one about loneliness.
March is here. It's been a year. The pandemic is still with us, but hopefully not for long. I've got to stay strong...
The Microsoft Surface Duo is a first gen device, for sure, but how did it fare after 6 months of day to day use? Find out in my review!
Continuing on from my last post... New Home. So, after Alex passed away, I felt compelled to make a change or two in my life. I had sat around for months and months, working from home and still making A's in grad school online. Life had become predictable, depressing, boring and lonely. My family, as... Continue Reading →
Hello, anyone. Long time no see... I know it's been 6 months since I last posted on my site, but SO MUCH has happened, it would take a couple of novels to explain it all. Because of this, I'm just gonna give you the Cliff Notes version..! Bobby. Dealing with all the media frenzy and... Continue Reading →
Just thought I would say hello. It's been awhile since my last post, but things are mostly been going okay. Is this like day 8,000 of the pandemic or what? I got to visit Texas again see my family about 2 weeks ago and it was great. Right now I'm just really focused on school... Continue Reading →
The following poem was written about 5 minutes ago. (Not kidding!) I've had many mixed feelings as far as this pandemic goes. I've cried, I've laughed, I've slept out of boredom, I've taken up walking the neighborhood with my dogs, I've thought every 5 minutes about Dad and how much I miss his phone calls,... Continue Reading →
It's 1:35 am on a Saturday morning, on the 4th of July weekend. I haven't posted in about 4 months, since Covid-19 hit here. On March 15, the entire world froze as I knew it. So where have I been? Quarantining. At home. Glued to the TV and news from time to time. Indulging in... Continue Reading →
"Along For the Ride" by Brian Bolding Written on 3/25/20 In isolation at home in the chilly deserts in New Mexico... 10 days and counting! Being safe and, obviously, alone. (haha) Enjoy... BB ********************************* ********************************** Im just along for the ride I’m just sitting here On the sofa all by myself and lonely Getting... Continue Reading →
"Under the Guise of Ocean Blue Eyes" - By Brian Thomas Bolding Written 2.23.20 *** Under the guise Of ocean blue eyes Ill make you do Things that I want you to Under the promise That my name is Brian Thomas Vicious and cruel – Scathing and mean I don’t mean to be a fool... Continue Reading →
"Each Man for Himself (Into The Great White Fizz)" ~ YeT aNotHeR oRiginaL pOeM by Brian T. Bolding ~ Written on Thursday, 1/30/20 from 8:25 pm - 8:30 pm Enjoy! -BB- *** Each man for himself The ship is sinking The ship is… Put your memories up on that shelf And sail away into... Continue Reading →
As the second part to my "Adios, 2019!" post yesterday, I wanted to follow that up with a more upbeat and positive outlook on the new year - the year which began today - 2020! (I plan on posting about my awesome Christmas and New Years celebrations in Texas the past 10 days very soon.... Continue Reading →
This year has been one of the most turbulent and chaotic for me. I lost my Dad this past Summer, and that was a heartwrenchingly-grueling experience, to say the least, but peaceful, as well. As my family and I were still dealing with his loss, I graduated from college this past October and while that... Continue Reading →
Little Bear on the web Review by Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions *** "Little Bear: Fine Coffee & Stuff" is located in the northeast heights in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about a mile from my home, at 2632 Pennsylvania Avenue. This is my personal review, no one else's, and if you have a... Continue Reading →
"The Clang of December" by Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions *** *** Raining down Soaked in the insanity Of yet another full day of vanity It’s pasty white out there And people pass and go And don’t ever worry or care About one another Nobody looks after their brother It’s so sad it... Continue Reading →
"Permafrost" By Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions Frozen to the bone No wonder I’m alone Left barren and naked Shackled at the feet Left to waste in the desert Frazzled from the heat Let’s get some closure here I’m not the one you fear It should be you, big shock... Continue Reading →
"Chalkhills" By Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions **** Gliding through the chalkhills Like ghosts, prancing around No legs beneath our knees Just pure white sheets and glistening white faces Candlelit and frozen, walking along in a uniform way The fields afire like illustrated comic strips Black and white and the sadness Is rubbing... Continue Reading →
"An Art Gallery in Soho" Walking along Hands in the air Laughing out loud Just look at our hair We’re movie stars We’re creative beings We’re wonderful And we’ve got wings Picture perfect In every way No matter what The critics say. 11.7.19 11 pm thu bb.
So I was lucky enough to be able to trade in my iPhone XR yesterday through my carrier (T-Mobile) for the new iPhone 11. Why bother, you might ask? Well, a few things have stood out to me. As an owner of the Apple iPhone XR for a year, I really didn't see the value... Continue Reading →
I wrote the following earlier tonight, which is a speech for church tomorrow. This serves as 'part 2' of the previous post, but it can also stand alone. Just a update on my life and incorporated with my current reality. (Following is a Facebook post I wrote tonight about some friends who are going through... Continue Reading →
"Delaying the Inevitable" By Brian Bolding 11.3.19 I’m just sitting here Looking like a bump on a log I’m just sitting here Feeling like three quarters of a hog I didn’t feel pretty when I woke up today But little did I know it would be such a great day I’m delaying the inevitable... Continue Reading →
Hi, journal. Sorry for the late entry. So, yes, I've officially graduated from GCU (Grand Canyon University) as of October 17, 2019. Long story, but I'll try to make it short. In my family, that means within 20 minutes or less 😀 Just to recap what's happened these past two weeks and beyond... I traveled... Continue Reading →
Hey, universe. Just an update. (I'm pissed at you, by the way. I told a co-worker earlier... "The Universe is on my shit list! I don't like how it's behaving and it can go screw itself!" So.. since Dad died... I've noticed that I've been withdrawing from society and I've begun to slowly seperate myself... Continue Reading →
She carried me over on a wild gust Of dead brown leaves and desert dust She handed me off to higher powers And doused me in her dirty smelling rain showers The ebb and flow of who you are and what you know Seem to fade away As soon as tomorrow is... Continue Reading →
So, two days ago, it was two months since Dad passed away and left us. I'll say right now that it's the most difficult thing I've ever had to deal with in life, but I have absolutely zero regrets. That's very important. While Dad was here, I spent many vacation hours and tons of gas... Continue Reading →
I think about Dad every second of every hour of every day. I think about all the great times, they overshadow the bad or sad ones. The memories come flooding back quickly and unrelentlessly, like a Summer monsoon... Like the time that my Sister Nickie stood at her bedroom window and told me at the... Continue Reading →
There's an odd aura around him And his eyes are open but he can't see My Dad's not in there, I can't stop crying I feel his spirit wanting to be free Resonating, shining through He misses us already and he's preparing to leave, too. He's resonating still, here or there if you... Continue Reading →
The night of Friday, July 12, 2019 seemed like any other. That was twelve days ago, and life has been insane since then, so much that I don't know my life before it. To fill you in... I'd returned home from a busy day at work, wrapping up the week and preparing to begin work... Continue Reading →
I wanted to say "Happy 4th of July!" to everyone who celebrates this amazing country, along with myself. This includes everyone from ALL political parties. This is such an amazing country and I, along with many others, owe all our service men and women deep appreciation and gratitude today, and every day. For without them,... Continue Reading →
As I sit here at work sipping my Lemon Lift Bigelow hot tea (just because I'm out of office coffee), I'm reminded how awesome the past month has been. Finally! A good month! For starters, I just returned from visiting my big sis Nickie and my niece Daisy out in San Clemente, California. We had... Continue Reading →
Another Space for Someone New I know I need Another space for someone new But how can I Go on when I’m without you I know I need Another face or new hairdo But how can I Even get up out of bed Even get up out of bed When the world is spinning... Continue Reading →
Since the breakup with B, life has been a mixed bag of sorts. As of yesterday, the whole car accident situation has been fully resolved. After five weeks, i finally got my car back last night, fully repaired, and all that rental car business well and truly behind me. I can't tell you how relieved... Continue Reading →
So I'm sitting at my parents' house on my final day of my week-long vacation home... I've had a great time, and I needed this trip so very much. I arrived last Sunday morning around 2 am and dove into bed... I had just driven my usual 8.5 hours but half of that was riddled... Continue Reading →
I'm always amazed at how quickly life can change from one day to the next, after being reliable and somewhat stagnant and predictable for the longest time, too. What happened over the past month, and how I handled all of it, really means that I am truly ready for anything! Life has definitely thrown me... Continue Reading →
*I meant to post this last week on April 3rd, but life got in the way. Here's what I meant to post, unedited, and completely from the heart.* -BB *** I posted the following on Facebook earlier this week, on Monday: "With a heavy heart: B and I have decided to amicably split after nearly... Continue Reading →
I've started getting those looks. You know the ones. "Oh! You've lost weight!" "You look so thin!" "You dieting, bro?" And I, for one, am ecstatic that people are noticing. Since 2010, I've been focused on my health, in varying degrees, beginning with a massive 80 pound loss in 6 months back then. My weight... Continue Reading →
So, it's nearing March. I can't believe it. They say time goes by faster the older you get. I now know what that means! So the sibs and I got together over a text convo after Christmas and decided that it was time for another family vacation. We threw some places out in discussing this...... Continue Reading →
First off... Happy New Year! I know that gets old, but I really mean it. I wish everyone a happy new year. I promise I won't ask you about resolutions. I don't really 'do' resolutions, but instead, I use new years to reflect back upon the year and make sure I've learned my lessons and... Continue Reading →
When I'm happy and in a relationship, I always forget about how awful it was when I was single. It's happened from time to time in my life, sure. As a lover of words, I'm reposting this one, because I like how it flows and maybe it'll help somoene else out there who is single... Continue Reading →
The original Microsoft Surface Laptop debuted about a year ago, to a significant burst of YouTube reviews and fanfare. The device was particularly well received because of it's all-around good specs, it's revolutionary fuzzy Alcantara keyboard, it's amazing screen... even though the device was missing something everyone was wondering about: a USB C port. Instead,... Continue Reading →
Upon hearing that my Grandmother (Nanny) was ill, I visited home last Friday morning (drove 9 hours overnight)... I met up with my boyfriend B at Waffle House. We had a rushed but much needed dinner, we said our goodbyes, I packed up all my things and my 2 dogs, and I was gone. I'm... Continue Reading →