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!”

Respect

I’m finding this to be a difficult post to write, and I can imagine that it might be somewhat controversial. But I believe that what I need to say here needs to be out. And I want to thank Ginger @breastsrhealthy for setting an example with her consistently helpful and respectful tone in addressing widespread ignoranceContinue reading “Respect”

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 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”

"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”

Dress Right

There’s a connection between clothing and rights that I want to look into here. It has to do with the word origins for “dress” and for “right.” In previous posts I’ve written about the right to dress or undress (here and here, for a start), and explored etymologies related to nudity and clothing (exuberant, reserve,Continue reading “Dress Right”

A Year of Cheese and Cake

Looking back on advancements for social nudism in 2014, I think it was not a year of cheesecake, but rather a year of cheese and cake: a year of reclaiming the parts from the whole. Very specifically I have in mind a pair of female celebrities, K.K. 1 and K.K. 2, who used the mediaContinue reading “A Year of Cheese and Cake”