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. The […]

Modeling the Naturist Park: Bare Oaks

A short time ago on a long road trip, my wife and younger daughter and I took an opportunity to pay a visit to Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park north of Toronto, Ontario. While enjoying Niagara Falls, we had the idea to visit Bare Oaks rather spontaneously. I’ve been a listener of The Naturist Living […]

Chapter 11 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez

Chapter XI IN WHICH IS DESCRIBED THE DISTURBING APPEARANCE OF THE KNIGHT OF THE WHITE MOON Shortly into the drive, Sammy Panzov’s stomach growled audibly. “Didst thou see, friend Sammy,” asked Doff de Chonez, “that the Miwok people knew how to prepare acorns for human consumption?” “It is an impressive accomplishment,” replied Sammy, “and yet […]

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 lot […]

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 not […]

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 pessimistic […]

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. […]

No Pockets

Ever since our hominid ancestors started walking upright, we’ve had the need to move things around with us from one place to another. The grip of our opposable thumbs was a huge benefit for carrying things, yet it was often necessary to use our hands to throw rocks or pick berries, while still holding something […]

Work in Progress

My second novel is in development! It’s an adventure story involving the search for lost testimonies from the 16th century. When an earthquake damages the oldest public library in the Americas, an anthropologist and an art collector start a quest that leads them to a major scientific discovery on the relationship of the human body […]