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!”

The Natural State

If you’re one to bare your skin to the air just about anywhere, then you better beware in The Natural State! The “shirt off your back” is what you’ll lose fast if you dare to unclasp your bra or your pants in The Natural State: a sentence, a fee – a price way too steepContinue reading “The Natural State”

Naturist Memes and Photo Captions

Savvy naturists on social media have been making naturist memes and captioned photos for some time now. There’s much that’s already been said about the way contemporary social media affect our attention span, bringing fully to life the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. I agree with the sentiment of BareContinue reading “Naturist Memes and Photo Captions”

Skinvitation

If you are a nudist, jump in. If you are a nudist, a nude-is-not-rude-ista naturist beacherist true birthday suit-ist, If you’re a no-clothes-er, a naked nap dozer,a barefoot all over from head to your toes-er, If you’re often naked, your clothing forsake-d,your moon by the moon lit or by the sun bake-d, If you skinnyContinue reading “Skinvitation”

Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism

Congratulations to Brian Hoffman, who has turned years of dedicated research and academic presentations into a thorough yet relatively succinct and well organized history of organized nudist movements in the United States, including an epilogue bringing us right up to the present. In Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism, the author’s focus on legalContinue reading “Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism”

Naturist Lodge near Guadalajara

In my previous post, I reviewed the hot-off-the-press Naked at Lunch by Mark Haskell Smith. I’d like to return to the book for a moment as a way of introducing this post. Smith, in a chapter about the future of social nudism, quotes a well-known voice of naturist philosophy, Mark Storey, on a rather pessimisticContinue reading “Naturist Lodge near Guadalajara”

Naked at Lunch

Mark Haskell Smith’s exploration of the world of social nudity, Naked at Lunch, is an important book for you, no matter where you are on the nudity-textile spectrum. Why? Because he wrote about it from the perspective of a “reluctant nudist.” His tone throughout the book is refreshing – not skeptical, really, but certainly objective.Continue reading “Naked at Lunch”

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”

Disrobing Suspense: P. Z. Walker

The latest featured writer in this new run of Disrobing Suspense is P. Z. Walker, author of the three-title Naked Crow series. Paul (P. Z. Walker) tells me that he wrote the books “for non-nudists as well as nudists. Nudists like to read books in which nudism is treated as the normal thing it is,Continue reading “Disrobing Suspense: P. Z. Walker”