Naturism and the Compulsion to Write

I’m grateful to have been interviewed a couple times this year by naturist activist Héctor Martínez on naturism and writing. Click on the photo below for a three-minute clip from our dialogue earlier this month on how naturism, and also Latin America, have been inspirational for my writing. Thanks, Héctor! Thanks also to Björ, anotherContinue reading “Naturism and the Compulsion to Write”

A Nude Revolution Is In The Cards

He’s a nude hiker, like me. Also like me, he seems to be middle-aged, a little serious, in fairly good shape, and with gray hair and beard. His matching purple shoes and hat are definitely more stylish than what I would choose. No matter: with his heavy backpack and his walking sticks, his message forContinue reading “A Nude Revolution Is In The Cards”

Naturist Bed & Breakfast with Winery

When I described my weekend experience to a friend, the response was, “A naturist winery? Two of my favorite things!” I’ll say! But it’s really three favorite things: Wakefield Country Inn and Winery combines (1) a bed & breakfast and (2) a winery with (3) a naturist philosophy, and the result is an absolutely uniqueContinue reading “Naturist Bed & Breakfast with Winery”

A Naked Assessment

2018 was another great year for me personally as a naturist. Travel: I was able to visit new naturist locales in Spain and in Canada, accompanied by loved ones. Communities: I again ran in the 5K at Oaklake Trails and broke my previous record for book sales at their Fall Arts Festival, also accompanied byContinue reading “A Naked Assessment”

Celebrating 15 Years of Naturism in the Amazon

Naturism in Brazil may not yet be a widely held philosophy, but it does at least have a well-established national federation with clubs and parks that have been around for decades, and new groups still forming. Most of these parks and groups are located in southeastern Brazil, where the majority of the population lives, andContinue reading “Celebrating 15 Years of Naturism in the Amazon”

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 LivingContinue reading “Modeling the Naturist Park: Bare Oaks”

Owning Naturism: An Interview with Héctor Martínez

“I want to make naturism a normal topic of conversation in Mexico.” Héctor Martínez, the dynamic young founder of NNG (Naturaleza y Nudismo Guadalajara), has recently been elected president of the Federación Nudista de México, that country’s national naturist organization. Héctor and I have enjoyed a steady dialogue over the past year or so, andContinue reading “Owning Naturism: An Interview with Héctor Martínez”

Barcelona’s Nude Beach

I went to Barcelona recently for a conference, and my spouse traveled with me. Before we left, I read about the city’s attractions – architecture, art, sports, etc. – and also beaches, one of which, Platja de la Mar Bella, is an unofficial nude beach. The name means ‘Beach of the Beautiful Sea’ in Catalan.Continue reading “Barcelona’s Nude Beach”

Chapter 12 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez

Chapter XII IN WHICH IS CONCLUDED THE SECOND SALLY OF DOFF DE CHONEZ, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF ACTIONS TAKEN BY VARIOUS PERSONAGES TO PROMOTE NATURISM IN A MORE POSITIVE WAY At some point in late July—there is disagreement among historians and media specialists as to the precise date, but suffice to say that itContinue reading “Chapter 12 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez”

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 yetContinue reading “Chapter 11 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez”