July 12th, 2009

andrew potter

A personal post

The last were not easy months for me. I often wonder if I should have say something, sometime I feel like my journal is not really mine, since it's not so personal. And when I had the spur of the moment to write something, soon after I always thought, maybe I will wait another week, maybe I will write when this will be all over. But it seems that week after week that "over" moment is always still a week after, and I also realized that I'm loosing point with all of you. So, in this night (for me it's night) between saturday and sunday, when LJ is mostly dead I will post, and maybe few of my friends will read this post, maybe only the one that are really important.

I know that I behaved in a strange way in the last few month, I was distracted and easily irritable. I was paranoic, sometime with reason and sometime not. I lost friends, since I was unable to reason with them in the right way. One in particular was pretty hard to loose since he knew what it was happening, but apparently it didn't matter to him. And I took with all heart things that I should let it go. Part of it it's me, as I always was and probably will, but part it was also due to some healthy issues I had. I found some nodules in my throat, and before any of you start to worry, don't worry, they are not malignant. But I didn't know at first, I went from doctor to doctor, and did test and test. Since the first test I took, they said not to worry, but the nodules were pretty big and I probably will have to go under surgery. And I hate, really hate hospital. Since the surgery is tricky, I will also have to stay in hospital for some days. I still have to do it, since I'm waiting for the umpteenth test, this time with the surgeon that eventually will operate on me.

The only good thing in all of this, is that I finally found out why I took so much weight in the last year... all right I'm not the most active people in the world (!), but really, I'm almost starving, I eat 1 meal at day, and a light meal, and still I gained weight year after year. The nodules don't go well with my thyroid, and it doesn't work as it should be. So till the surgery, and probably after that too, if I don't want to take too much drugs (and I don't want), I have to go under an intensive training to make the thyroid active and working. There is a chance that the surgeon, to avoid further operations in the future, will remove also the thyroid as well, and so I will be forced to take the drugs... hope not.

Why I wrote this post? since this time is nothing to worry, but if it was not? you know yes, that I will never leave you and my journal if not for a reason not depending from my will? So, sorry to all the friends I let down in the last months, I will try to catch up with all of you.
andrew potter

In memory of Mazo de la Roche

Mazo de la Roche (January 15, 1879 – July 12, 1961), born Mazo Louise Roche in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, was the author of the Jalna novels, one of the most popular series of books of her time.

At the age of seven, her parents adopted de la Roche's orphaned younger cousin Caroline Clement, who joined in her fantasy world game and would become her lifelong companion. The two lived a fairly reclusive life; their relationship was not discussed widely in the press. In 1931 they adopted two children whose parents were friends of Clement and de la Roche and who had died.

De la Roche had her first story published in 1902 in Munsey's Magazine but did not begin her writing career in earnest until after the death of her father. Her first two novels, Possession (1923) and Delight (1926), were romantic novels and earned her little in income or recognition. Her third novel, Jalna, was submitted to the American magazine Atlantic Monthly, winning a $10,000 award. Its victory and subsequent publication in 1927 brought de la Roche fame and fortune at the age of 48.

The Jalna series has sold more than eleven million copies in 193 English and 92 foreign editions. In 1935, the film Jalna, based on the novel, was released by RKO Radio Pictures and, in 1972, a CBC television series was produced based on the series. Mazo de la Roche is buried near the grave of Stephen Leacock at St. George's Anglican Church, at Sibbald Point, near Sutton, Ontario.

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LGBT Ebook and Print Releases July 04-10, 2009

ALYSON BOOKS
Mariposa Club by Rigoberto Gonzalez
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Between Men 2 by Richard Canning
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American Studies by Mark Merlis
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AMBER ALLURE
Alternative Treatment by Claire Thompson
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On The Ragged Edge Of The World by Jamie Craig
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V: The V In Valor by J. M. Snyder
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BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Secrets in the Stone by Radclyffe
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Point of Ignition by Erin Dutton
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The High Priest and the Idol by Jane Fletcher
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Erosistible (Print Version) by Gill McKnight
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CHANGELING PRESS
Dawg Town: Bad Dawg by Lena Austin
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Sensuous by Aubrey Ross
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Screen Shots: Seduced by Willa Okati
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CLEIS PRESS
Pleasure Bound: True Bondage Stories by Alison Tyler
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Where The Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica by D.L. King
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DANCING FOOL PRESS
Brushback by Jamie Scofield
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DREAMSPINNER PRESS
Talons of the Condor by John Simpson
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Sindustry Volume 1
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Fair Winds by Chrissy Munder
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EXCESSICA
House on Park by Habu
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Skaterboy by J.M. Snyder
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LIQUID SILVER BOOKS
Death or Life by T.A. Chase
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LOOSE ID
White Flag by Thom Lane
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Flying Fish by Sedonia Guillone
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Chicken Ranch: Hunger by Amanda Young
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MLR PRESS
Inland Empire, #2 in Taking The Odds Series, by James Buchanan
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NOBLE ROMANCE PUBLISHING
Ignited by Bryl Tyne
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PHAZE BOOKS
I'd Die for You by Jude Mason
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PINK PETAL BOOKS
Fire Season, Tales of the Darkworld Book 3, by Lex Valentine
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ROMANCE UNBOUND PUBLISHING
Submission Times Two by Claire Thompson
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SAMHAIN PUBLISHING
ePistols At Dawn by Z. A. Maxfield
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SIREN PUBLISHING
What His Cowboys Want, Sunset Cowboys Book 1, by Tonya Ramagos
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TORQUERE BOOKS
Not Perfect, but Striving to Be by Jey Hawkes
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Cowboy Christmas: A Roughstock Short by BA Tortuga
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Fireworks by Julia Talbot
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Another Dream by Addison Albright
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Cherry, edited by M. Rode
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Fur and Fang by Sean Michael and BA Tortuga
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TOTAL-E-BOUND
Jacob's Pony by Jude Mason
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Reunion by Carol Lynne
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Touch of Pink (2004) directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid

Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid

Writer: Ian Iqbal Rashid (writer)

Plot: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.

Nuru was born and raised in Africa. She was fond of watching Doris Day and Cary Grant classic movies, and wanted to be like her. After the death of her husband, Nuru leaves her young son Alim in Africa with her sister and immigrates to Britain, hoping to leave behind her grief and start a new life. Alim is four when she leaves him. Nuru returns after being rejected by the England, and suffering racism. Nuru and her sister Dolly immigrate to Canada with their families and Alim grows up in Toronto. Fast-forward to the present. Nuru is going to attend her nephew Khaled's wedding but feels that she is missing part of herself because of her separation from Alim. She longs for him to marry a nice Ishmali Muslim girl and raise a family in Toronto. She goes to London to convince Alim to come home. What she does not know is that Alim is living with someone in - but that someone is not Muslim, nor a female - but a male Caucasian. Watch as events unravel this mystery for Nuru when she finally gets to meet her son's life-mate.

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Cast (in credits order)
Jimi Mistry ... Alim
Kristen Holden-Ried ... Giles
Kyle MacLachlan ... Spirit of Cary Grant
Dean McDermott ... Alisdair Keith
Suleka Mathew ... Nuru
Brian George ... Hassan
Veena Sood ... Dolly
Raoul Bhaneja ... Khaled
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Delia
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Alim & Giles

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