To honor Atari's amazing 50th Anniversary this week, I decided to write a new poem. This one's inspired by #Atari and a lifetime of fun, amusement & great times. These were all produced by Atari's amazing home gaming consoles, 8-bit computer lines & arcade games which are dotted throughout our lives and memories. This poem was written on 6/30/22, in honor of Atari's wonderful, glorious 50 years of entertainment this week. Thanks, Atari! And here's to the next 50!
Another week, another school shooting massacre. We've all become "used to it," and we never truly should. This poem came to me while walking my dogs on Memorial Day, 2022, in the aftermath of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 elementary school students were massacred by an 18-year-old, as well as 2 adults, while 19 cops stood nearby and did nothing for over an hour. Feel angry? You should. And you should make your voice count at the polls this year. Here's how I also deal with mine. Read on...
On April 21, I visited my big Sis in Socal along with my TX family. We met up and took Mom (for her 69th birthday) to Catalina Island on the Catalina Flyer ship. The waves got pretty brutal going over on Friday, 4/22, and it made me re-evaluate my life & my new choices, and how I can now stand in my own power. This poem was written in 'real time' on 4/23/22 @ 9:49 AM PST
A new #poem for you... about being 46, single and feeling a little blue. As one does. "Jabberwocky blues" was written on January 13, 2022 in my poetry book for Jan-Mar 2022, 'New Season.' -BB
This past week, I've released three new episodes to my #vintagegaming #youtube channel! "BCB #24" was a #newyearseve special released where I talk about my favorite 5 or 6 vintage gaming consoles & purchases of 2021. In "No Filter #15," I play 'Yoshi's Woolly World' on the Wii U. It's an underrated classic in my... Continue Reading →
Remember when 2021 held such promise? After an extremely bleak 2020 filled with deaths of loved ones and mass confusion the world over, 2021 seemed like a shining diamond on the parched horizons. Did 2021 live up to my expectations? No. Nothing does. With the global pandemic still burning, it's been yet another rough year... Continue Reading →
It's that time of the year again. Since 2004, I've written this poem annually to do a check on the state of affairs of myself during the holiday season. Here's this year's version. It's "Wintertide XVII" from my poetry book for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' Have a wonderful holiday! -BB... Continue Reading →
Is falling in love again worth the risk? Is putting your heart on the line worth it when you're in your 40's and have seen and lived every trick in the book? Sometimes, it's like rolling dice, or reaching for fire. This poem was written six years ago on Dec 21, 2015 and was contained in my poetry book, 'Look for the Silver Linings.' Enjoy! -BB