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Archive for June, 2010

Still to come

Here is what is still to come in the blog novel, “Good People in Bad Times”:

  1. Graziano, without a job and with almost no contact with the gay community, seeks both. (COMPLETED)
  2. Claire faces a dilemma: tell Graziano about her run-in with Nadine, or risk her job. (COMPLETED)
  3. A weekend getaway with Mykhaylo changes Graziano’s life forever. (COMPLETED)
  4. A rare look in the world of the Buonfiglio family, as Nadine, Joseph, and Charlotte have a family dinner. (COMPLETED)
  5. Graziano returns to his old neighbourhood, bringing back memories, good and bad. (COMPLETED)
  6. An even rarer look into Nadine and Joseph’s relationship.
  7. Claire casts caution to the wind and hires a private detective to investigate the Buonfiglios further.
  8. An extremely rare look into Charlotte’s world, complete with child and boyfriend.
  9. Brian and Graziano’s friendship deepens further into a surrogate parent-child relationship.
  10. Within the span of 24 hours, Graziano’s world is shaken by three shocking events.

And there are many more to come. Stay tuned!

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Normally, I would post a new chapter right now. But instead, I would like to delve deeper into Graziano, my main character. No, not that way. I have a book called ALL ABOUT ME. You can find it at Borders and any other bookstore of note. Basically, the questions are about anything and everything in one’s life. One time, I tried to start a blog based on ALL ABOUT ME. It failed. Anyway, from time to time, I’ll post what Graziano would write in HIS version.

A COLOR YOU LIKE TO WEAR: Blue

REGARDLESS OF SIZE OR CIRCUMSTANCE, AN ANIMAL YOU WOULD LIKE TO OWN AS A PET: Dog

A FLOWER YOU WOULD LIKE TO GROW IN YOUR GARDEN: Tulip

YOUR LUCKY NUMBER: 69

A SMELL THAT MAKES YOU PAUSE: Balsamic vinegar

A SMELL THAT MAKES YOU MELT: Home-made marinara sauce

A HOBBY THAT OCCUPIES YOUR TIME: Collecting things

A SPORT YOU ENJOY WATCHING: Rugby

A SPORT YOU ENJOY PLAYING: Curling

A CITY YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT: Sydney, Australia

A COUNTRY YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE: Belgium

YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL: (written after a lot of thought) Spaghetti alla carbonara

A DRINK YOU OFTEN ORDER: Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi

A DELICIOUS DESSERT: Tiramisu with organic ladyfingers dipped in Diet Pepsi, fresh whipped cream, and chocolate shavings

A GAME YOU LIKE TO PLAY: Scrabble

A BOOK YOU STRONGLY RECOMMEND: “The Advocate Guide to Gay Men’s Health and Wellness”

AN AUTHOR WHO HAS AFFECTED YOU: Dr. Seuss

THE MAGAZINE YOU READ MOST FREQUENTLY: Fab Magazine

THE NEWSPAPER YOU PREFER TO READ ON SUNDAYS: Toronto Star

MUSIC YOU PREFER TO LISTEN TO WHEN YOU ARE ALONE: Classical music

THE SINGER OR BAND YOU CURRENTLY LISTEN TO THE MOST: Madonna

THE FILM YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER: “Beautiful Thing”

A DIRECTOR YOU ADMIRE: Michael Lucas (gay porn director)

AN ACTRESS WHOSE PERFORMANCES YOU ADMIRE: Dame Judi Dench

AN ACTOR WHOSE PERFORMANCES YOU ADMIRE: Neil Patrick Harris

A TV SHOW YOU WATCH REGULARLY: “The National” on CBC

AN ARTIST WHOSE WORK YOU HIGHLY RESPECT: Michelangelo

A PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU LOVE TO WEAR: A red silk thong

A MONUMENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A VIEW OF FROM YOUR BEDROOM: Il Colosseo in Rome

YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY: Night

YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO SIT AT HOME: In the bedroom

WHAT YOU MOST LIKE TO DO ON SUNDAY: Sleep in late

YOUR MOTTO: “Merito meglio.” (I deserve better.)

I’m not going to post these in sequence. “FAVOURITES” is only the 2nd chapter in ALL ABOUT ME.

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