Updates! Naturist Fiction and Naturism in Mexico

I haven’t posted here in a while, and in part this is because I’ve been helping launch a new site, naturistfiction.org. With my fellow naturist writers (and bloggers) Paul Walker and Robert Longpré, we’ve set up the site to showcase our books and naturist fiction in general, and also to provide original content. As ofContinue reading “Updates! Naturist Fiction and Naturism in Mexico”

Urban Naturism in Guadalajara, Mexico

At long last, naturism in Mexico is finally coming into its own. Even though the country has centuries-old traditions related to social nudity, only recently have nude temazcal (sweat bath) experiences become more popular. Even though AANR continues to debate, as recently as earlier this month at their national conference, which areas of Mexico belong in whichContinue reading “Urban Naturism in Guadalajara, Mexico”

Orient Land Trust

Orient Land Trust is one of the most storied naturist locations in the United States. This Colorado territory is the perfect conjunction of The Naturist Society + The Nature Conservancy (and a half dozen other organizations as well). The huge acreage includes numerous hiking trails, a ranch, a mine, and so much more. Their comprehensive programming listsContinue reading “Orient Land Trust”

Upcoming Review on Clothesfree Riviera Maya

My two partners and I recently traveled along the Riviera Maya, staying in and visiting clothing-optional locales. I wrote a review that I was going to publish here, but I decided to see if N, quarterly magazine of The Naturist Society, would be interested in publishing it… and they are! Hopefully it will appear inContinue reading “Upcoming Review on Clothesfree Riviera Maya”

Training Pants-less

This past weekend (June 9-11, 2017) there were several World Naked Bike Rides held in cities in various countries. I’ve never participated in a WNBR, although I hope to have the chance someday. But meanwhile, in the city where I live, there was a 3-day biking event over the weekend, involving several different races, lotsContinue reading “Training Pants-less”

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 calavera has many meanings, especially in Mexico during the temporada de muertos – the weeks leading up to El Día de los Muertos on November 2. One meaning of calavera is a kind of short satirical poem depicting the untimely demise of a well-known figure, poking fun – with a macabre humor –Continue reading “Naked Calaveras”