Henna – Our Bodies, Our Impermanence

This post is an attempt to write about some of the most important people in my life, and about some of the main events that have happened in my life since I last posted. To no one’s surprise, these important people are often naturists, and these main events are often nude or clothing-optional! A lotContinue reading “Henna – Our Bodies, Our Impermanence”

Woman Walking Naked Through the House

My translation of a poem by Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987, Brazil), one of his country’s most beloved poets. Woman walking naked through the house,you cover me in an enormous peace.It’s not an urgent, provocative nudity.It’s a way of walking dressed with nudity,the innocence of a sister with her glass of water. Your body is notContinue reading “Woman Walking Naked Through the House”

What is Naturist Fiction?

Reading and writing are becoming lost arts. More specifically, long-form reading and writing are falling away in favor of short-form. Here’s an analogy to put it in perspective: fewer and fewer of us have the desire or stamina to run cross-country (novels), preferring instead the 50-yard dash (tweet or text exchange), or at most theContinue reading “What is Naturist Fiction?”

Naked in the Landscape

Motivated by Earl D. at clothesfreelife.com, who generously has named Aglow the current featured title for the #clothesfreereaders book club, I’d like to share some more information about how I came to write the novel. The text below is an abbreviated version of the “Afterword” you can find at the end of the book, withContinue reading “Naked in the Landscape”

Naked Calaveras

The word calaveras has many meanings, especially this time of year in Mexico. One meaning is a kind of short satirical poem depicting the untimely demise of a well-known figure, poking fun – with a macabre humor – at that figure’s eccentricities or excesses. The poems can trace their roots back to medieval Europe, butContinue reading “Naked Calaveras”

Goodreads Giveaway!

I’m happy to announce your chance to win a free copy of Aglow!  I’ll send ten copies to ten people randomly selected by Goodreads – just click below!  You can register from now through September 30. Due to postal costs, the offer is valid for addresses in the United States and Canada only. Click belowContinue reading “Goodreads Giveaway!”

Glowing Cover Art

I’m very grateful to my friend Bernard Perroud, who surprised me by sending me his original painting for the cover of Aglow! Bernard is a very talented multi-media artist. I’ve always enjoyed his aesthetic and his willingness to show his work in progress. I collaborated with him for the cover of my first novel as well–Co-edContinue reading “Glowing Cover Art”

AGLOW is lit!

Writing a book is one thing, but putting it together is quite another thing entirely… Between proofing, formatting, page numbering (way too complicated for what it is), building the active table of contents for the Kindle edition, etc., etc., etc. and all the other aspects that go into finishing a book, what I can finallyContinue reading “AGLOW is lit!”

Bugs and Bares, part 8: To Less Cloth, and More Truth

Fifteen minutes later, Nate pulled up to the warehouse entry boom gate for the second time that day, and saw the same attendant who had been there earlier. Nate, however, had changed into his hotel grounds crew uniform.     “ID, please,” said the attendant, shining his flashlight into the Jeep.     Nate handed him hisContinue reading “Bugs and Bares, part 8: To Less Cloth, and More Truth”

Bugs and Bares, part 7: Chiggers!

Ten minutes later, a pair of customers walked into Lola’s just a few minutes before closing. There were just a few shoppers lined up at the cash register, and no one else around except the cashier. Nate and Dr. A began to peruse the merchandise, looking at nothing in particular. “Can you read the cashier’sContinue reading “Bugs and Bares, part 7: Chiggers!”