Naked Nativity

a nude annunciation The angels arrived naked just like they looked in the old paintings but it was cold in the nave of West Main Street Presbyterian on the night of December 9, 1978 so they borrowed some frocks from the shepherd boys and found some fake wings in a costume bag and then theyContinue reading “Naked Nativity”

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”

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?”

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!”

Nude Prophets Old and New

In light of the upcoming release of The Prophet, an animated Hollywood version that tells the story of Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 classic, I’m happy to have found an original Nude Scribe piece from 2012 that I thought I had lost during a site reformatting. So here is the post, like a blast from the past.Continue reading “Nude Prophets Old and New”

"There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia"

I was recently looking through The Naturist Society’s naturist bibliography, compiled by Mark Storey, when I came across the title There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia and Other Bare Facts by Will Rogers. My interest was piqued, because Will Rogers is everywhere here in Oklahoma – he is the state’s favorite native son. RogersContinue reading “"There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia"”

Disrobing Suspense: Robert Longpré

The second post in this new series of Disrobing Suspense interviews with writers is a very special one, because it was the first time I was actually able to meet with my interviewee in person. Robert Longpré, the SkyClad Therapist, has written numerous books that happen to include naturist titles such as his three volumes of Naked Poetry and a new novel, A Small Company of Pilgrims.  A retired academic administrator, RobertContinue reading “Disrobing Suspense: Robert Longpré”

Disrobing Suspense: Nick Alimonos

This series of interviews called “Disrobing Suspense”* is about the idea that writers of naturist fiction (and writers who may not identify as naturists but who nonetheless write about social nudity) deal with a particular set of recurring tropes or motifs that are necessary to the subject matter. In the same way that if you are writing aContinue reading “Disrobing Suspense: Nick Alimonos”

Naturist Art Double Standard

Let’s say I‘m an amateur painter. I paint a nude, show it in a gallery, and attempt to sell it. Naturists, in general, will support me. Let’s say I’m a fairly accomplished sculptor. I sculpt a nude, show it in a gallery, and attempt to sell it. Naturists, in general, will support me.  It’s the sameContinue reading “Naturist Art Double Standard”