Hi – It’s taken far too long, I know. But: this past November US voters signalled “thumbs down” to George Orwell’s perpetual war. . . . Maybe these three (anonymous, internet-circulated) sleeping Marines will live long enough to vote in the next election? That would be my prayer. (Interesting, that these 21st century American men […]

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“Instructor gives conditioning exercises to aviation cadets at pre-flight school, Iowa City, Iowa.” September 1942; Iowa City, Iowa; photograph unattributed; 80-G-473132 Hi – Earlier this year BLUE magazine of Australia commissioned me to review a newly published book of old photos titled AT EASE. AT EASE sold extraordinarily well to men who (like me) derive […]

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Hi – It’s a new year. I’m glad. So glad, in fact, that whenever I find myself writing out 2 0 0 4 — even on a utility bill — I feel a twinge of something resembling pleasure. Or at least relief: ’03 is over. With this postcard I want to wallow in a rare […]

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Hi Everyone – Sorry for the long silence since my last “postcard.” And that for seven months the only updates to this page have been plugs for merchandise. I wish I could ‘fess up to laziness, greed and/or simply being too consumed by research /debauchery. I wish I didn’t have a “better” excuse. A doctor’s […]

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“I’D LIKE TO DROP MY TROUSERS TO THE QUEEN/ EVERY SENSIBLE CHILD WILL KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS…” (Morrissey) THE QUEEN IS DEAD: JARHEADS, EGGHEADS, SERIAL KILLERS & BAD SEX is a collection of letters between British writer Mark Simpson and me published last year by Arcadia Books, UK. I haven’t read it. Not out of […]

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“WHAT’S NEW?” “I’ve lived through worse times,” I told a friend last week. “But I was younger then.” FLASHBACK The second week of September 2001 marked the 10 year anniversary of my relationship with THE HAWORTH PRESS. TRAUMA Probably I don’t need to explain how it happened that celebration of this anniversary was preempted by […]

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My late friend and mentor David Lloyd, the San Diego beefcake photographer, liked to tell me that I should author a play based on the life of Dr. Alfred Kinsey. On the other side of the Atlantic, Mark Simpson had an idea of his own for a musical based on The Kinsey Report itself! There’s […]

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A NIGHT IN THE BARRACKS — AUTHENTIC ACCOUNTS OF SEX IN THE ARMED FORCES Alex Buchman, Editor A NIGHT IN THE BARRACKS is at last off press. This is a collection of non-fiction erotic stories, most of them set on base, presented by my former Marine pal young Mr. Buchman (that guy pictured on the […]

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Also, hot off the press, the import-only THE QUEEN IS DEAD: JARHEADS, EGGHEADS, SERIAL KILLERS & BAD SEX This experimental epistolary collaboration between Mark Simpson and me has, if nothing else, violated convention. Heinously. As one reviewer put it, kindly: “Quite why a pair of armchair philosophers writing about trannies, military men’s bottoms, and cats […]

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