8.6.19 Call Waiting (Poem)

"Call Waiting" By Brian Bolding 8/6/19 //   Dad, I tried to call you last night Did you hear the phone ring? I just wanted to hear your voice Were you listening?   Dad, I was waiting for you To give me that phone call To tell me all about your latest great big fall...... Continue Reading →

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7.30.19 Resonating Still (Poem)

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 →

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7.4.19 Happy 4th! (Journal)

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 →

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6.29.19 California Dreamin’. (Journal)

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 →

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4.19.19 One Door Closes… (Journal)

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 →

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4.3.19 The Breakup. (Journal)

*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 →

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3.27.19 Focus on Fitness (Journal)

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 →

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2.27.19 Miami (Journal)

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 →

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1.7.19 New Year, New You, New Me (Journal)

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 →

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11.30.18 Hot Air B (Poem, 2015)

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 →

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11.28.18 Surface Laptop 2. (Tech Review)

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 →

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11.27.18 Goodnight Princess. (Journal)

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 →

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11.18.18 Nanny. (A Tribute)

My Nanny was diagnosed with Cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia a few months ago. She had a stroke and is not getting blood flow to her brain. Her knight in shining armor, Tuffy, is watching her along with my Mom and her sisters at their home in North Richland Hills. I made the 9 hour... Continue Reading →

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11.15.18 The Holidays Loom & My Nanny (Journal)

So it's 10:00 pm on a Thursday night and I just realized... Thanksgiving and Christmas is literally right around the corner. In less than like a week, it'll be Thanksgiving. I honestly can't believe that. Every year, right after Halloween, I always freak out because as soon as you've got one good week under your... Continue Reading →

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10.15.18 Gym Bunnies (Journal)

It was in the seventies about a week ago. Today? 41. The weather has definitely changed and I'm so freaking excited. Being a creature who literally becomes a walking talking portable heater, I always welcome the freshness and crispness that sometimes Fall brings. Looks like it's gonna be a nice cool Winter, and we need... Continue Reading →

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9.5.18 About That Cabo Trip… (Journal)

I've been meaning to write about my Cabo trip for the longest... my apologies for taking so long in doing so! I've just been busy with work and school, sick, and enjoying time with my boyfriend as often as we can in between everything. It's been difficult to keep up my blog on a daily,... Continue Reading →

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9.6.18 Microsoft Surface Go (Tech Review)

There is some tech that seems like a rehash of what's come before, and there is also tech that seems flashy, too gimmicky and overpriced; the Microsoft Surface Go tablet, I feel, embraces the flash of design, the joy of super portability and combines that with adequate performance. It takes what's so amazing about it's... Continue Reading →

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8.26.18 One Year On (Journal)

Yes. Cabo was amazing. My Sister and I got back over a month ago, and I'll write about that soon. But for now... there's another important milestone to report: I'm so happy to report that my amazing boyfriend *B* and I celebrated our one year anniversary last week. August 22nd is the special date. However,... Continue Reading →

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7.1.18 Summer’s Started (Journal)

Life carries on... like an endless tidal wave of boredom, loving moments with my boyfriend (too few and far between for my liking), the suffocating engulfing news with which I choose to stay close in contact with these days (Trump this, Trump that), and the steady drum of homework due each week in my online... Continue Reading →

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5.30.18 Update Shmupdate.

Sorry I've been so distant. Life happened, in a fierce way. So, the past 6 weeks, I've been afflicted with 3 different sudden illnesses. Yikes. First off, about 6 weeks ago, I had a major throat infection (which I thought was strep, but wasn't.) $50 copay to urgent care to find out I just needed... Continue Reading →

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3.3.18 Life’s Good (Journal)

Sorry for the long time between updates. Not that anyone is clutching to the edge of their computer screen just waiting, but for me, it's good for my soul to get things out and communicate, even if it is mostly just for me. To the one or two of you who stumble upon my blog,... Continue Reading →

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2.8.18 Random Thoughts 1,259

These random thoughts are brought to you by... me being a procrastinator and not doing my homework. Ok, here goes... 😀   I'm currently addicted to the low calorie vegetable egg rolls at Dollar Tree. God help me. Another thing the bf has suggested that I love. lol Check this out, too. Recipe for Cinnamon... Continue Reading →

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2.4.18 Blissful B (Journal)

Having an amazing weekend, I hope you are too! Yesterday was probably one of the most amazing Saturdays I've had in my entire life. I spent a wonderful entire day with my boyfriend B yesterday. It was probably one of a handful of times in the past five months that we've been able to share... Continue Reading →

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1.29.18 Fix-A-Flat Boyfriend (Poem, 2004)

Retro Poetry Intro: This poem appeared fourteen years ago in my personal poetry book #72, "1920's Love Songs (Or, Fuck It Sweetie)" Jan-Apr 2004. Obviously, I was a little tired of dating the same pieces of crap that I had come across in the 11 years I had dated prior to this. Enjoy! FIX-A-FLAT BOYFRIEND.... Continue Reading →

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1.28.18 Shannon Lay: Living Water (Music Spotlight)

So, I heard this artist today on my Spotify curated personal playlist. This haunting, almost mystic voice followed me around my house. A sincere mixture of loneliness, love, happiness, intense emotion and realness. I had to glance at my Spotify. The artist's name was Shannon Lay and the song was called "Recording 15." The album... Continue Reading →

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1.25.18 Some Hilltop Delusions (Poem, 2013)

The following poem was written on March 1, 2013 and appeared in my personal poetry book "Monsoony" (Sep 12-Mar 13) * * * * standing on a snowy hill looking over the universe or Albuquerque, if you will; and I'm feeling a little damaged   but its suddenly okay because i remember its simply my... Continue Reading →

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1.24.18 Late January Update (Journal)

This week has been interesting. Bracing, defiant, frantic and full of color. I had a nice surprise lunch at my place with the bf today, which was a nice change. I pick him up usually, and we go somewhere fast-foody and quick so we can share most of the hour together kissing in alleyways in... Continue Reading →

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1.22.18 Official Website Re-Launch Day

Today is the official 're-launching' of my website... my semi-permanent home on the Inkernet over the years.. more formally known as brianbolding.com ! This website has been in and out of my ownership over the years, and I just renewed it for 5 years, so I should be good for awhile again. *Insert canned laughter.*... Continue Reading →

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1.21.18 Dispense of Suspense (Poem, 1991)

Retro Poetry Intro: I wrote the following poem at the age of 15 for Poetry Book #6 - March 1991 - "Departure." At the time I was suffering with testicular cancer and was also coming to grips with my hidden, secret sexuality. I also hadn't been to regular school in a while and was missing... Continue Reading →

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1.20.18 B Positive. (Journal)

One of my ongoing 'resolutions' (if you can call it that) is to take a big deep breath each and every new year and remind myself that it takes more energy to be angry than just being happy and positive. So, in my usual tradition, I'm hoping not only my life but yours is as... Continue Reading →

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1.18.18 Random Thoughts #1,258

My Dad's Favorite Quote That Was Repeated Often In My Childhood: "Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance!" Obsessed with Atari again, just bought Atari Flashback Portable 2, Atari Flashback 8, and Atari Flashback 8 Gold all in one night. Heaven help me 😀 I like wearing fuzzy slippers and my warm bathrobe in the morning.... Continue Reading →

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1.12.18 New Beginnings (Journal)

Hey! Hope you and yours are having a wonderful new year... As I embark upon this new year, I am extremely grateful for so many things. I wrote about this at length previously so I won't go into it as much this go round, just know that I understand all the blessings God has given... Continue Reading →

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1.7.18 New Year (Journal)

Wow. 2018. I'm already mis-typing it as 2017 or like 1/7/17 and such. I guess this happens the more of these years that I encounter. Felt a little dizzy and off today, not sure what it was. Allergies or a sickness my body was averting or whatever. Anyways, just wanted to type up an update... Continue Reading →

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1.2.18 In The Making (Poem)

I’m a little pup Here for the taking Wrapped up in a bow in a basket I’m a sex animal in the making I’m salivating wildly Here on all fours Oh baby touch me once Touch me twice, I’m all yours I’m a little angel With horns so sharp and pure I used to have... Continue Reading →

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1.1.18 Fresh Start (Poem)

Today is a fresh start A new beginning... Today is the start of endlessly winning. Finding the silver lining In and out of everything... Today is a fresh start A brand new inning. Today is the start of anything other than yesterday... Today is the start of having nothing new to say. Today is a... Continue Reading →

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12.27.17 Random Thoughts #1,257

1. Sometimes life seems worthless and humdrum Then I think about how grateful I am, and my heart smiles. 2. I just need to savor the small things. Everyday can’t be fireworks, fucking and fun. 3. People easily irritate me, and then I think, am I that irritating too? 4. My new years resolution is... Continue Reading →

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12.19.17 Five Days Before Christmas (Journal)

So, it’s five days before Christmas.  How did we get here so fast? Where did the year go? The past few years, I’ve been saying that to myself. Time flies. And with each passing year, it flies by faster and faster. Time is getting shorter and shorter.  Somedays, I just want to pause everything like... Continue Reading →

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