Posted by: Juliann Budimir | December 12, 2018

Ol’ Blue Eyes

Happy Birthday, Frank!

Remembering one of the most iconic, influential and stunningly talented singers of all time. My life would be incredibly different without Frank’s songs, from the red-hot ring-a-ding-ding of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” to the swoon-worthy “Moonlight Serenade.” He was a complicated cat as ever we’d seen, but his music has inspired my life in countless ways. Happy Birthday, Frank! We love you, now and always.

Posted by: Juliann Budimir | December 8, 2018


I lie bare before you
Paper thin and white
Stripped down to dreams and desires
Foreshadowing delights

Find me like a fortune cookie
Broken in your hands
Sweet upon your tongue
Is it destiny, our plans?

Will you put me in your pocket
Effortlessly folded in your palm
Or leave me stripped and naked
A sad discarded psalm

Juliann Budimir, December 5, 2018. All rights reserved

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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | October 23, 2018


We whisper in the magic of the night
Take flight with wings that never could alight
Upon the misty shores of sable sands
Unbridled hope to find uncharted lands.

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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | October 8, 2018


The thorns gently graze us as we pass and leave their mark upon our memory as we seek to savor the dreams of brighter days.

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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | October 4, 2018


Who do we want to be from sea to shining sea?
We’re red, we’re blue, we’re a country cut in two
Why can’t red and blue be colors like orange, yellow, and green
With shades and variations, uniqueness in between
Together we’re a rainbow where prismatic dreams delight
Let’s all recall the glory when our flag made us unite

Juliann Budimir, October 4, 2018.  All rights reserved.
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With a patriotic nod to “America the Beautiful,” lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates


Posted by: Juliann Budimir | October 3, 2018

Royal Flush

It was an exciting and exquisite night, and one I cannot resist sharing again.

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It’s been almost a year since my date with Frank Sinatra.  He has dazzled me with every luscious note, every wicked innuendo, that when the night finally came, I was breathless for more.  All day, my body was aquiver with anticipation.  After so many years, this was a momentous occasion.  It was a comfortably crisp California night, and my glamorous white faux fur was the perfect counterpoint to my black mini skirt and matching lace top.

He chose the lobby bar of a boutique hotel for our rendez-vous, and I soon learned why.  Read More…

Posted by: Juliann Budimir | September 24, 2018


We avert our gaze from the grizzled face of lies and seek the delicate dream of bygone days.  Together we ride like syncopated twins on a carousel up and down on waves of delight as we giggle in the bliss of youth untouched by time.


Juliann Budimir, September 24, 2018.  All rights reserved.

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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | September 17, 2018

Summer & Sea

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