A Mystery Reading for The Lover Archetype

This is the third mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes.  Chili Pepper and Avocado “Keep shaking the chili like that and you’ll send the seeds flying everywhere.” The Native peoples of the Americas made jokes in their languagesContinue reading “A Mystery Reading for The Lover Archetype”

A Mystery Reading for The Warrior Archetype

This is the second mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes.  Lightning and Wind Humankind’s first experience with glass was probably the discovery of the filament-like unique shapes that result when lightning strikes the beach. These shapes, half buriedContinue reading “A Mystery Reading for The Warrior Archetype”

Mysteries of the Green Man

The Green Man Group recently began at my local naturist park. As it is currently run, it is a once-a-month hour-long session of Kundalini yoga for men, with themes such as creativity or acceptance, loosely based on movement through the chakras. The same instructor runs a parallel group for women called Goddess Gathering. I haveContinue reading “Mysteries of the Green Man”

That Nude Scene in Roma

The Oscars are just a few days away, and if you haven’t had a chance to see Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white Mexico City opus Roma, you can still watch it on Netflix or at your local theater. It’s been nominated in ten categories, including best picture, foreign language film, director, cinematography, lead actress and supporting actress. TheContinue reading “That Nude Scene in Roma”

Chapter 10 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez

Chapter X WHICH TREATS OF THE DREAM OF DOFF DE CHONEZ, AS WELL AS A REENACTMENT FROM THE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA Only a few minutes had transpired before the trio traveling in the hatchback found themselves crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Sammy, who held great interest in observing what he could seeContinue reading “Chapter 10 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez”

Chapter 9 of The Nude Adventure of Doff de Chonez

Chapter IX WHEREIN ARE CHRONICLED THE ADVENTURES OF DOFF DE CHONEZ AND SAMMY PANZOV IN THE CITY BY THE BAY, ALONG WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONSIDERABLE CONCERN OF THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY Jeff helped Minerva find some fruit, bread and cheese, while Doff contemplated waking up his sleeping companion. After a while, when SammyContinue reading “Chapter 9 of The Nude Adventure of Doff de Chonez”

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?”