This emerged from a conversation with my cousin, who with her husband, is well known in literary circles. They claim that if I am to be taken seriously, I should drop The Birds. At the same time I pointed out that the rags they write for - Newsweek and the Daily Beast - featured 50 Shades of Grey on the front cover with EXPLICIT excerpts within, and have a real-life porn star as a feature writer, who dishes up garbage for the elite to dine on. In the meantime I'm the reprobate. Whatever . . . S.L.
Perhaps this is the best time to explore why I post cheesecake pics on a site dedicated to honor, philosophy, and military themes? Simple: since time immemorial warriors have decorated chariots, ships, victory monuments and wall lockers with scanitly clad, beautiful women:
OK I'll stop now before I get off-topic - I could dedicate an entire post to WWII bomber nose art and pinup girls - the point is there was once a time our society was advanced and mature enough to handle images of scantily clad women, babes, dolls, femmes, dames and members of the opposite sex, without a bunch of phony offense. In carrying on this warrior tradition I'm told I'm a pornographer by 'real' journalists . . . meanwhile the Keepers of the Flame over at Newsweek pump pure filth into the direct mainstream but that's okay because it's 'cultural'. Yeah R-I-I-I-G-H-T . . .
"That's my story and I'm sticking to it."