With Love and Pride


How are yah?


I’m feeling good about,




about my friends.

My ex,

or as I usually refer,

to her,

friend extraordinaire,

has lost much weight,

and looks,


I always thought,

she looked good,


now she weighs,



she did in her,



Another really good friend,

has written,

a novel,

that is about to be,


By Bold Strokes,

April 18 Th. 2011

Here is the blurb:

Quiet and imaginative,  Derek O’Reilly spends a lot of time watching a movie in his head. His fiancé Nathan, aka “Mr. Alpha,” wonders why Derek hasn’t taken any interest in their wedding planning. Aunt Fran—his spiritual guru—would like to know when her guilt-tripping nephew became some kind of kept boy. One evening, she drops Derek’s childhood journal on his lap, forcing him to remember the name he’s been trying to forget since he was eleven years old. Nicolai Lund.

Nick was Derek’s neighbor—and first love.

Weeks before Derek’s engagement party, a chance meeting promises the possibility of meeting Nick again. The last time Derek saw those cold blue eyes was seventeen years ago, but he vividly remembers the effect they had on his young, inexperienced body. Nick could flood his stale existence like a blond tidal wave. But Nick isn’t that sixteen-year-old rebel anymore. He’s a man hardened by invisible scars.

As Derek reads through his diary, Nick and Derek’s powerful relationship sways between past and present, sweeping over their emotional landscape, revealing what they were, still are, and might yet be to each other.

and here is the link to her Bold Strokes Authors’ blog:


I couldn’t be prouder.




take the bull by the horns,

kind hearted friends,

what more could,

a bookish butch,

ask for?

immense riches?

kick ass good looks?

Kate Winslet to walk into my bookstore?


I don’t need any of that,

I’ve got friends,



and love to the brim.

Reminds me,

of this,

little plaque,

my Grandmother,

used to have in her house,

My House Is Small, No Mansion For A Millionaire, but, There is Room For Friends and There Is Room For Love, That’s All I Care.

Words to live by:-)

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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