Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trip Across America...

*J^2* is extcited about the travels of Bryan Banville in his trip across America to discover the root causes of urban poverty in the United States through service learning experiences across the USA.

Bryan's trip will explore Hunger & Homelessness in Seattle Washington, Portland Oregon and San Francisco, California. Youth & Education in Long Beach (& LA) California, Chicago, Illinois and Denver, Colorado. Affordable Housing & Rebuilding Communities in NY, New York, New Orleans, Louisiana and Jacksonville, Florida... And finally, Government & Policy in the nation's capital, Washington D.C. The trip will re-group with a mid-way session (September 22nd, 2010) and culminate in a wrap-up session (October 10th, 2010) hosted by Bryan in Boston, MA.

Enjoy Bryan's documentary via blog @

-JB. 09/09/2010

ps: Missin' Tahoe.

the eye of the mind

keep your sanity
without profanity
head up
eyes forward
thoughts strong
heart full

"be the change you wish to see in the world"

dont be fooled
do good deeds
find a need
make a difference
change the mode of inspiration
via mode of transportation
through the mind
you will find
the right things will take place in due time.

written: 7/27/2010 posted: 9/9/2010 - JB.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

away away away today..

away in my head
to a place above the sea
this far away place
is where i like to be..

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Emerald Bay.

a review of an adventure.
to find a treasure.
the nature
will place
your mind at ease
please you
appease you
venture the rocks and the slides against the clock
each moment you're out there
you don't count the strokes
and the minute hands are jokes
because you are just completely stoked
to be where you are
as you stare out at the bay
it's a perfect kind of day.

May 2011

Monday, May 10, 2010

it's crazy snow. you know.

crazy snow..
in May.. you know..
a willld whirl..
and windy gust..
not sure why
it's an absolute must..
disguised by a secret lust..
a lust in love..
reminding of home..
and what is known..
and now just looking like a light dust..

a zip into town..
just zippin' around..
trip here. trip there..
rollin' upsidedown frowns.
the excitement to get out.
for sure with no doubt.
makes ya wanna flip.
for the chance to dip
and cruise.
at a different altitude.

-JB. 4/10/2010 10:24PM EST (7:24PM PST)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

cinco de mayo. Human Pinata.

An enjoyable evening with a fab' group of staPHers.

Human pinata.

May 2010.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

trippin' to townski.

every now and again we get out..
it's an adventure.
every day around here is an adventure..
but nothing like exploring the town..
there isn't really any way to get bored.
there's plenty to look at.
plenty to do.
running around like a crazy lady
is just plain ol' fun sometimes too.

crazy hats. May 4, 2010

bonfire by the lake in the snowglooskiiii.

zip zip. photo trip.

flowers by my bedside.
rain delay on the playing field.. busy lady = lack of writing.. catchin' up.. here are some digs from the last week or so:

why am i frustrated.
when i should be elated.
everything'z been plated.
outdated and debated.
things inside my head.
are goin' wrong instead.
just want to find my way.
from the path converged today.
wronged. unwronged.
feelin' like i dont belong.
that i'm here.
when my head is there.
a blank stare.
a lacking dare.
too safe.
it's 'cause i care.
i want to be surrounded..
and aware.

un real
lack of deal
allow the sitch'.
being a bitch
crashin' down
trying not to frown.
feet on the ground.
but i slip when it's wet
intoxicated.. yet eyes wide
open with a sense of pride.. for self
i want to yelp..
for help..
but alas i'm lost inside myself.

inner workings
continuous jerking.. around.
again, we're back at the frown.
leave me alone.
a crazy day.
i want to play.
but don't want to play.
stay away
from all the uggh.
and it just bugs and bugs and bugs.
just want to work and work and work.
stop feelin' like a jerk. a jerk. a jerk.
and when i'm done
i feel no fun.
let's just be gone.
be gone
singin' my favorite song.
inside my head
and go to bed
and wake up and be me.
with my best friend.

my bestest friend.
there is no end
with you and me.
i feel is just the place i want to be.

-JB. 4/25/2010 12:24AM PST (3:24AM EST)
(re-written 5/1/2012)


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fallen Leaf Morning..

A beautiful morning on fallen leaf..
you think after all that travel i'd be so completely exhausted..
bed around 3am EST.. up at the crack of dawn..
tossed & turned..
not sure if that was because it was so chilly..
wheels of my mind are churning..
but yet, a beautiful morning on fallen leaf lake.

take each day as it comes..


Head in the clouds.. Eyes sparkling w. sunshine..

get inside then outside of yourself.. or try the other way around..
get outside and then in yourself.. turn your whole world upside-down..
find the truth in who you are.. then explore the unnecessary..
maybe you'll find something.. that must be covered.. and now unseen..

"It's time to move on, time to get goin'..
What lies ahead, I have no way of knowin'..
But under my feet, the grass is growin'..
It's time to move on, it's time to get goin'.." - T.Petty-

Find yourself.. and be true to everything that is the most important to you.

Keep your sites on..

(JLB - April 13th, 2010).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

view from the cabin in Fallen Leaf, CA

Trippin' to Tahoe: toast to greatness..

desert.. building. desert. Building.. rv parks.. and on a mission.. yes i'm wishin',, missin' missin'.. i wanna go boatin'.. boatin' & fishin'.. figure it out.. that's just they way it goes.. take it as it comes.. in two months it'll've been done.. but experience and take a chance and don't give in, just listen, listen.. hear out what it is you want to say, today.. tomorrow. slow down.. just take care of today, and then figure tomorrow, and know nothing of sorrow or sadness.. dont let there be madness.. and find more of who you are.. and where you'll be is not far.. whether traveled by heart, or traveled by car.. just keep your head on straight.. don't let it pass you by, don't wait.. let tahoe be tahoe.. and the days will define your fate..

(in love forever with the one i miss the most, yes i will boast.. and when i' home we shall toast).. to greatness..

April 13th, 2010 (4:45pm/11:53pm EST)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Golf Pro.. Fo Sho..

just practicing the gun slingin'..


There is nothing more important in life than your family..
you can be lost.. and they will find you..
you may be scared.. but they will make you brave..
you are happy.. and they share in your excitement..

your family is always people that make you feel like you are who you are.. and they're okay with that.. they may caution you, or question you, or challenge your decisions.. but they are honest with you.. they are realistic.. and they are always on the adventure with you.. wherever you go.. may not physically standing next to you and holding your hand.. but they are in your heart..


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

the wiillld flower.. :)

"You belong among the wildflowers.." so he said..

But i know where i belong..

with you..

and you with me..

I believe in where i'm going..
And know that it will clear my head..
I am out on an adventure..
My feet are strong.. and i shall tread..

I'll create my own two foot steps..
And then they'll multiply by millions..
While my heart and love grows stronger..
By the billions and quadrillions..

I have seen a strength inside of me..
that i've never seen before..
Realizing who i am.. i'm me.. and then i'm so much more..

I am dainty, cute, and silly sweet.. and love so many things..
But there's only one guy out there, that makes me sing & sing & sing..
He's sees the sparkle in my eye.. matched with a twinkle in my smile..
And love, it knows no distance.. even if a trillion miles..

So be with me, and i with you..
as i adventure way out west..
And always hold me in your heart..
where you know i fit the best..



Thursday, March 25, 2010

Banville L. Banville

yeee hooo..taxes.. what a tripp.

Have you ever been tripped up by these things..
for serrrious..
I've been fumbled by the redundancies..

but Banville L. Banville shall live on..

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"It's the life in your years.." inspired by 'Honest Abe'

Nothing like getting some inspiration emailed to you daily..
Today's inspiration comes from the one and only "Honest Abe"..

"And in the end.. it's not the years in your life that count..
It's the life in your years.."
— Abraham Lincoln: (16th president of the United States)

Thanks Abe.. What a babe..
I'm pretty sure Abe..
would like us to misbehave..
stray from the ordinary..
do something extraordinary..
make us stop counting..
and involve a bit of clowning..
instead of just drowning in age.. in a cage..
take the stage..
for it is not up to us to gauge..
nor appraise.. the days..
looking back..
we react to the attack of old age..
'cause there are better things in life to find..
let life's adventures define..

and whatever the weather.. what it's like to be happy all the time.. :)


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Life's Incredible Adventure..

There is an incredible excitement in life when new opportunities and adventures are presented.. After all.. life is about experiences.. discoveries.. and a never-ending curiosity for anything and everything out there.. whether it's grizzly bears in the forest.. or beaches with soft sea stones.. bike rides that explore all the nooks and crannies of an authentic North Shore town.. or goin' fishin' and not knowing what you're going to pull up on your line.. every minute of life is an adventure worth taking.. so, keep your eyes open.. legs fresh.. and jump right on in.. and 'just see what happens'.. :)