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”

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!”

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”

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 bodyContinue reading “Work in Progress”

Primal Magic

The “soundtrack” of naturism is the sound of nature: birds, water, the breeze in the branches, etc. But at a naturist park or nude beach, you’ll hear every kind of soundtrack from folk to rock to hiphop to country to… whatever. One of my favorite albums for naturist inspiration is Primal Magic by Strunz &Continue reading “Primal Magic”

Frostbite, the Snow Nude

♪ Frostbite, the Snow Nude, ♪is a jolly, happy soul,with a goofy smile and a runny noseand his nipples hard as coal! Frostbite, the Snow Nude, is a crazy guy, they say.When he runs through snow everybody knows he’ll be red and sore for days. There must have been some magic in that old bathContinue reading “Frostbite, the Snow Nude”

Naturist Support in Children’s Media

If you’re a naturist parent or educator, you’re probably as sick as I am of skinny-dip slasher flicks or penis-for-laughs “bromance” films and their reinforcement of the “either-sin-or-comedy” definition of nudity. Awful message for the kiddos, right? Well, here are two (at least) examples of mainstream media with strong positive naturist content, not only forContinue reading “Naturist Support in Children’s Media”

Anything Goes?

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. Now, heaven knows, Anything Goes!” -Cole Porter American composer Cole Porter’s marvelous musical Anything Goes debuted on Broadway in 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression. The American Sunbathing Association, precursor to today’s AANR, was just three years old at theContinue reading “Anything Goes?”

Dare To Go Bare

I love listening to good music about social nudism! The clothesfree.com site has been featuring Ton Dou’s catchy naturist-inspired music, with some fun house-produced videos, and of course the theme music of Shane Gentry and the Nekkid Monday Band. Another great song about the topic is Dolly Parton’s “Sugar Hill”! I’d like to feature oneContinue reading “Dare To Go Bare”