Summer Balance

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For most of us, if not all, the summer is traditionally a fun time of the year. Carefree days and evenings usually without all the stress that many of us feel throughout the rest of the calendar months. During this season, life seems to manage to slow down and allow us to savor the moments. Good that it does, because summers often fly past us and into history.

Personally, the season is one of promise. Free from the constraints of being inside a classroom and maintaining office hours, I’m my own man doing life on my time, aside from my responsibilities to Aaron and our life together. This all-too-brief period allows me to develop my own daily routine and set my own pace in accomplishing chores.

Of course, there are educational tasks, such as lecture notes, course agendas, reading lists, etc., that need updating. These, fortunately, I am able to perform on my own schedule.

I’ve published here often about one of my favorite seasonal space, an “unofficial” nude beach along a river in central Virginia, not far from home. It’s convenient, free, fairly secluded and rarely, if ever, crowded. An ideal and tranquil place to while away summer days in the company of a mostly same gender loving and nude clientele. A perfect playground.

Over the past five years, I’ve developed a system that allows me to optimize my leisure time while accomplishing my professional duties. I now bring a few work related projects to my riverside retreat each day. I’m able to compose and edit at the same time as I’m experiencing clothes-free relaxation and socialization.

Combining leisure, naked time with a couple of hours of job tasks brings a sense of balance to my summers. I’m productive and refreshed, all at the same time. I no longer feel as though indulging in one is at the expense of another. I’m accomplishing two things at once.

I’ve always known that I think better when nude. The freedom from clothes somehow liberates my mind. Now, I can think while basking in a peaceful environment of outdoors and sunshine. An ideal combination.

Naturally (no pun intended), blogging has been a part of this combination. Writing, whether posts or drafts, A Guy Without Boxers surrounded by nature and nudity is not only sensible, effective but also rewarding.

This balancing act of productivity and recreation offers a feeling of satisfaction at the end of each day. There’s no resentment that as I engaged in one I was denying myself the opportunity to experience the other. Harmony (balance) is restored to summer.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

 

 

Cooking Duty

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My abilities in the kitchen leave much to be desired. Now, let me rephrase that statement. My cooking abilities leave much to be desired. There are some skills that I have inside the kitchen that please my partner. That’s the only comment I’ll make on that topic – for now.

I’ve written of my culinary challenges previously on A Guy Without Boxers. All of my family and friends are aware of my shortcomings and it is a standing  joke among my crowd.

Thankfully, Aaron loves to cook and prepare food. He has all the patience in the world and can make even a plain grilled cheese sandwich an epicurean delight. For Aaron, making a meal isn’t a chore, it’s a therapeutic outlet that he honestly enjoys. No matter how difficult his day at work, he enters our kitchen without a care in the world and proceeds to create a delicious meal like it was all child’s play.

Aaron also prefers to do the clean-up after cooking – alone. His reasoning I understand. This way, he knows exactly where all the ingredients, spices and utensils are the next time he needs them. In the interest of  a happy home, I respect his wishes.

I’m always looking for new means to support Aaron in his love of cooking, especially since I am the primary one who benefits from his talents. He’s exceptionally proud of his collection of recipes, volumes of loose-leaf binders as opposed to actual cookbooks. All the pages are covered in clear, sheet protectors to preserve their integrity.

This past winter, I began following a blog, Recipes For A Healthy You. Click on the title to access. Authored by Randy, himself a man who indulges in nudity, it offers a variety of recipes, nutrition advice and cooking essentials. Whenever I see a recipe that looks appealing, I email it to Aaron to add to his files (he works at nights, when Randy usually posts his blog). We’ve both enjoyed the results of this excellent resource.

Researching these recipes is not only a means for me to share Aaron’s cooking passion, it also allows me to contribute in the meal preparation within out home. My partner is appreciative of my small efforts and constantly encourages my efforts.

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Every summer, we spend a week with Aaron’s parents at the end of July. During this time, my partner likes to prepare different dishes for his family. Pictured above is a blueberry lemon flognarde that Aaron plans to cook for a Sunday brunch gathering for his siblings and their families while we’re there. We tried this a couple of weekends ago when Twin and his boyfriend visited us and it’s a true treat.

Although considered a dessert, this fruit-filled cake can be used for breakfast. According to Randy of Recipes For A Healthy You, when served along with eggs, you have your protein and the blueberries, or any fruit, provide the complex-carbohydrate. To view this recipe, click here.

Anyone interested in cooking, I suggest visiting Randy’s blog-site, Recipes For A Healthy You. It’s a terrific resource for healthy dishes.

As for me, my family and friends are truly amazed. Along with Aaron’s abilities and my research skills, they never thought it possible that I could perform miracles in the kitchen!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

 

July Potpourri

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 Joyful July Jump!

With the summer sun in plentiful supply, I decided to offer a post that is somewhat light, fun and, hopefully, shares and reflects the spirit of the season. We struggled through the winter to arrive at this point. It’s only fitting that we celebrate the occasion and make the most of this moment. As we all know, the carefree days of summer pass all too soon!

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Now, an update on what some of my fellow nudist bloggers are doing. They’re out and about taking full advantage of this time of sun and fun! Click onto the links provided below to read of their current and/or recent nude exploits and adventures.

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Pictured above is Jose, the author of Naked SailorAbove, he’s chilling on a snowy day this past winter. At the moment, he’s on St. Maarten’s island, nakationing at Club Orient and is doing anything except “chilling.” . He’s posting his blog daily while on holiday.

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Alex, shown above fishing this past Spring, is the creator of the blog-site, Happy Bare. He recently participated in the World Naked Bike Ride in Montreal, Canada. To read his accounting of the experience, click here.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

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Guest Blogger: On Nakations…

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For some who may be unfamiliar with the word nakation, it’s a term combining the two words, naked and vacation. For the most part, a fun time, I thought a nakation post appropriate for Nude Recreation Week. Travel is a favorite leisure pastime for many, regardless of their nudity status.

A brief explanation as to why I qualified the words, nakation and vacation above. Just as some have experienced a disastrous vacation, the same is true for nakations. Even the best planned holidays can become hell.

MartinPWilson This month’s guest blogger is Martin Wilson, author of Ramblings of a Supposed Disease Free Mind. Click on the title to view. Some of you may already be familiar with some of his writing as I have referenced several of his works on my High Five, Bare Bear posts. Martin is a self-identified bear and I’ve followed his blog for more than a year now.

His site was last month named by the Cision’s website as LGBT Blogs UK Top 10 list. Congratulations, Martin!

When he informally shared with me his recent excursion to the nude beach in Brighton, England, UK, I asked that he be a guest blogger here on A Guy Without Boxers. He readily agreed and his post is featured below.

On Nakations…

As a somewhat (a lot) bigger guy, I’m not generally comfortable being naked in public, be it in the locker room at the gym, a sauna, or even taking my shirt off in a sweaty club like a lot of guys. You definitely wouldn’t be able to call me an exhibitionist by any means.

But for whatever reason, one of the things that has always fascinated me about being naked in public was the idea of going to a nude beach. I’ve always loved the feeling of the sun on my skin while lounging on the beach or in a park, reading or listening to music on the iPod, but had never thought I’d be brave enough to actually go to a nude/naturalist beach.

Let’s just say it was on my bucket list before I’d even made one.

I suppose over the past few years I’ve become somewhat more comfortable in my own skin and with my body. So much so that I’ve been to a few naturalist massage classes here in London. They were fun, but at the same time I still felt a bit self-conscious.

About 4 or 5 years ago, my best mate and I took the plunge to experience the naturalist beach in Brighton, south of London, for the first time together. After some initial shock and hesitation we found it to be absolutely relaxing and shockingly comfortable. I’d originally recounted this experience in my post Brighton Beach Memories. 

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Martin nude on the beach at Brighton

Luckily, being only an hour away by train from London, I’ve been able to pop down occasionally for a day on the beach by myself or with a mate to enjoy the feeling of the sun on my bare skin while overlooking the sea. After a few visits it easily became a place I love to go to relax, unwind and just leave all the tensions of London behind.

And it was amazing how comfortable I felt being naked on this beach, not caring who was looking at me or if they were judging me. Sure I’d look around at others around me, but mostly I would just read and enjoy the feel of the sun on my bare body. By going there, I found that it gives me a bit of a confidence and self-esteem boost, and makes me feel slightly less shy about being naked in public.

Unfortunately, over the past year or so, there weren’t many opportunities to relax by the sea due to finances, and because of my being broke, my Scottish mate didn’t come down for our annual weekend by the sea around our birthdays.

But all that changed a couple of weeks ago! We went down to the coast for a long weekend just before our birthdays to enjoy the views both on and off the beach, the sun and the annual Brighton Bear Weekend. We went to it a couple of years ago and although not a huge party weekend, it was fun and we both met some interesting people.

Mostly though, we both hoped for the weather to be really nice so we could spend our days lounging by the sea on the naturalist beach, getting ourselves nice and tanned before heading back to the clothed events with the other bears.

I’m not entirely sure if I’d call it an actual nakation, since we’re only naked on the beach, but I suppose it’s close enough…for now.

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Thank you, Martin, for your friendship and for serving as Guest Blogger here on A Guy Without Boxers. Much love and naked hugs to you! I’m in your debt, buddy! You’ve earned your place on the Page of Fame: Dare 2 Bare here!

If you haven’t done so, please check out Ramblings of a Supposed Disease Free Mind.  To go directly to his post on his recent escapades at the Brighton Bear Weekend, click here

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

Nude Recreation Week: Bare Fun For Everyone!

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 Nude Recreation Week, July 7 -13, 2014

Bare It All For Fun!

Nude Recreation Week is sponsored annually by The Naturists Society (TNS) and by the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). This year marks the 38th year of this celebration. The month of July is honored as it is the height of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and because it is National Parks and Recreation Month within the United States, designated as such by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Nude Recreation Week was conceived as a time to encourage people who were curious about nudity, or those who had never even considered the idea, to strip out of their clothes and to experience the fun and pleasure of being outdoors and nude, simultaneously. The occasion is used by nudist and clothing-optional destinations and resorts to promote their sites and facilities to the vacationing general public, all the while fostering both awareness and participation of leisure and social nudity. Many of these commercial and public properties offer discounted fees/rates, special activities, social functions and other festivities during this time.

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Over the past decade or so, Nude Recreation Week has evolved into a week where individual naturists/nudists and social nudist groups observe the event as an opportunity to congregate and celebrate being clothes-free together. Many host parties or activities that not only promote nude leisure but also challenge nudists or naked teams to compete in creative and imaginative fun engagements, such as body art/painting, relay races, athletics or games. Nude Recreation Week is now a popular time for everyone, not merely naked and/or clothing-optional resorts, establishments and destinations.

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There is no limit to the number of recreational pursuits that are enjoyed clothes-free. The same ones exist for nudists that others prefer while textile. Ability, agility, experience, skill and talent aren’t influenced by the garments a person wears. As a matter of fact, some of the leisure pleasures are actually enhanced by the participants being naked. For example, the popular game of “Twister” offers interesting situations when played nude.

In the past, it was thought that recreation included only sports and games. Pastimes that involved physical movement, mental concentration and social participation. This exclusive and historical concept is no longer true.

Traditional beliefs that recreation entailed only group activities have changed. Now, it is recognized and accepted that individuals may experience the same results or benefits on their own, without the need for others. It is understood that leisure time incorporates more than exercise, whether intellectual or fitness. The ideal presently includes personal development, relaxation, satisfaction and stimulation, among others. Reading, writing, cooking, meditation, photography and graphic design are just a few samples of pursuits now embraced by recreation educators and practitioners.

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Expanding the considerations of recreational options acknowledges two recent technological phenomena, social networking and self-promotion (the self-photography or “selfie”). Just as these online pastimes are popular among the general population, they are the same for the naturist/nudist community. Social media sites, which includes nudecentric blogs, open doors for interaction during free-time.

These advancements in recreation theory benefit the mainstream society in general and the clothes-free culture in particular. The endorsement of both NRPA and AANR (an NRPA affiliate) of the updated definition of what constitutes recreation practice increases the quality, quantity and variety of leisure opportunities available to the public.

Gone are the days when leisure services were simply an aquatic accessibility, an athletic field, a social hall and picnic area. Modern demands and trends now dictate more and a greater diversity. Providers must now offer more or face extinction as consumers expect choices and sophistication in what is afforded as an amenity.

Nude Recreation Week observances reflect these new concepts and values. The original concept of outreach and destination marketing are still in place but are enhanced by a commitment for total inclusiveness and catering to personal preferences for a rewarding and enriching leisure experience.

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The innovations in Nude Recreation Week have directly impacted the same gender loving naturist/nudist community. Once an almost invisible and often ignored segment of clothing-free culture, we are now slowly receiving acceptance as legitimate nudists by our opposite gender loving naked peers.

This gradual recognition of gay nudity is, in part, due to the growing acknowledgement and support of GLBT equality within mainstream society. This change in attitudes by the general public does ultimately filter into the nude culture as well. As individuals become acquainted with gay naturists, perceived differences are often replaced by common interests.

An equally important reason for welcoming same gender loving nudism is economic. The upsurge in the numbers of gay-oriented travel and vacation destinations that offer clothing-optional amenities have caused many nude resorts and establishments to adopt policies and practices that encourage and entice our community. The growth of competition for gay recreation dollars precipitated this evolution.

A third, but viable, cause for GLBT naked inclusion in Nude Recreation Week activities is based on recent developments. The financial crisis of 2008 created an increase in the number of private parties and “pot-luck” socials to honor the occasion. Since most people prefer to socialize with people they see as most like or similar to themselves, gays and bisexuals began hosting gatherings in their homes for friends rather than spending money elsewhere.

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Traditional, exclusionary beliefs and practices don’t change overnight. This is true within the naturist/nudist culture just as it is in our broader society. There continue to be individual nudists and nudecentric businesses that adhere to outdated policies and values regarding recreation concepts and the GLBT naked community. Fortunately, the number of discriminating people and facilities are on the decline.

It’s now possible for everyone to discover a positive and appealing experience for Nude Recreation Week. A minimal amount of research is all that’s necessary to identify and select an activity and location to meet particular needs and interests.

Advancements in leisure services philosophy and progressive attitudes on inclusion have combined to make Nude Recreation Week a true celebration of naked life and play. It is now, indeed, an event that offers bare fun for everyone!

Happy Nude Recreation Week!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

Author’s Note: To read previous posts on Nude Recreation Week, click on the following titles: Nude Recreation Week, Part 1, and Nude Recreation Week, Part 2.

High Five, Bare Bear and Holiday

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salutes all our naturist/nudist brothers who allow their body hair to grow, naturally. 

This month features two cuddly bears, both showing their affinity with gay bear culture. Happy summer!

My Lebanese blogging friend, Closet Conflicts, offers two entertaining and insightful looks at the bear culture in our same gender loving community. The first is Subearstitions: 6 Misconceptions About Bear Culture, the second is My Adventures on Growlr, Part 3. Click on the individual title to view each one. They’re among the best descriptions on bear life that I’ve seen: informative but uncomplicated.

My naked buddy, blogging brother and friend, RobFather-X , the author of Keepin’ It…REAL! , presents an astute observation on hirsute masculinity via his Tumblr.com site, Male Oriented Erotica and Perspectives. Click the blog title to go directly to his post. His advice, thoughts and views on the furry male are unique as they are written from his vantage point as a dual gender loving (bisexual) man. He addresses the topic of body hair from an entirely different angle and outside the bear community.

hi57-14bMy fellow blogger, friend and self-identified bear, Martin Wilson, creator of the blog, Ramblings of a Supposedly Disease Free Mind, recently published his experience at a London gay club popular among bears. Click the title, Fitting the Physical Stereotype, to read his adventure. One of his latest posts documents his holiday at the Brighton Bear Weekender event. Click here to read.

It is every man’s prerogative whether or not to grow or groom his body hair. I respect and support this right. This feature on A Guy Without Boxers is offered in appreciation of their decision to grow natural and share it proudly while nude.

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Happy July 4, USA!

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National commemoration of the birth of a nation.

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Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

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End of June, 2014

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Bottoms Up!

End of June, 2014

June is a very busy month, and rightly so. It’s GLBT Pride Month, it offers many rallies of the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) and it marks the beginning of the summer season throughout all of the Northern Hemisphere. Outdoor pools are a seasonal feature and one way to honor this time of year is an offering of scenes of men and their aquatic workouts.

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As a bonus gift celebrating the events held for the WNBR are the below images of the many sights encountered during the course of these proud cyclists pedaling their way through busy city streets or on rural paths.

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Bonus Tribute:

JULY 1:  DOMINION OF CANADA DAY

Happy Canada Day!

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Have a safe and fun summer!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

June 27: National HIV Testing Day

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“TAKE THE TEST, TAKE CONTROL”

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Tomorrow, June 27, annually, is National HIV Testing Day in the USA. A date designed to promote a healthier nation by encouraging all  citizens to know their status by having a HIV test. This initiative was created in response to the alarming rate of persons infected with the virus who were completely unaware they were living with the disease.

The theme, “Take the Test, Take Control,” reflects the message of every person being responsible for their own lives. Knowledge is power and awareness of one’s HIV status empowers us all to manage our futures.

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There are two blogs that I follow and regularly visit authored by men living with HIV. Both are amazing journals offering insights into lives directly affected by the virus. Maisha (click on title) chronicles the writer’s views, opinions and daily experiences. In his own words, he offers: “This is the story of my life as a youthful young man living positively with HIV.” The Poz+ Life (click on title) is themed “positivity is everything” and is a collaborative effort of three bloggers, Patrick, Adrian and Thomas.

For information on National HIV Testing Day, testing sites and events, visit the website jointly maintained by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Prevention Information Network by clicking: National HIV Testing Day.

Many of the planned activities are a collaboration between the U. S. Public Health Service, municipal health agencies and local non-profit groups. One of the leading private advocates of National HIV Testing Day is the organization, Balm In Gilead, Inc., founded by Pernessa Steele, a faith-based grassroots network of more than 2,200 local communities of worship.

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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.”

Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV and almost one in six don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

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“Take the Test, Take Control” is more than just knowing your HIV status. It’s about your destiny, your future and your life. Aaron and I both know our status. If you don’t already, please learn yours.

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

Naked Anger!

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Please excuse me while I vent off some steam here. Normally (as if there is anything even remotely normal about me), I am a very patient and tolerant person. I always try to stay upbeat and positive, despite whatever is happening all around me. But today was one of those days that really challenged me, especially my temper.

Today, Saturday, June 21, 2014, has been an extremely frustrating and stressful day. It’s the Summer Solstice (first day of a long-awaited summer) and Nude Hiking Day (see previous post). In my mind, the day was perfectly planned and should have unfolded flawlessly. Aaron had the day off work, Twin and his boyfriend were spending the weekend with us and we were all doing our customary nude hike with mutual friends along a familiar trail. Five of the seven couples participating in the activity had agreed to pictures of our nakedness being shared on my blog. This entry on A Guy Without Boxers was supposed to be of our adventure.

Nothing could spoil our plans. Wrong! Within twenty-four, the “perfect day” evolved into a less-than-perfect outing that left me in a foul mood.

Last night, Friday evening, Aaron came home from work with the news that his leave had been cancelled. A co-worker’s family emergency meant that he had to cover her shift in the ER. Okay, I could understand that and adapt. No problem. We’d just have to end our hike earlier than expected.

My partner then went to the television for a weather update. The predictions for the chance of precipitation for today had increased significantly. The latest forecast changed from the last time I’d checked in the morning. The meteorologists now revised their report from overcast with scattered rain (Friday morning) to one of periodic rain and thunderstorms highly likely. Nude Hiking Day would perhaps be soggy, if not wet.

The rain wasn’t an issue. We’d hiked during showers several years ago. A little muddy and slippery but not an insurmountable obstacle. A camera and precipitation is a potential problem (mine isn’t waterproof).

Relax, Aaron assured me. Let’s wait and see what’s happening tomorrow morning. If it’s not continuous rain, you can still get some photos. Stay positive, I thought to myself.

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While we were having dinner, Twin sent me a text message. His boyfriend’s sister was in labor, two weeks premature. The next one stated that they were going to Philadelphia to be with his family and await the birth. The mother-to-be is Twin’s partner sole sibling and they’re very close. Sympathetic but disappointed, I had no choice other than accept this latest development.

Today arrived cloudy but dry. It rained overnight but nothing this morning. While Aaron busied himself in the kitchen preparing our contributions for the Nude Hiking Day picnic lunch, I unplugged my camera from the battery-charger and inserted a new memory card. Satisfied that it was ready for use, I placed it on our dining room table.

Tremaine and Robert were due to meet us at 7:00 a.m. They live in Baltimore, Maryland, about fifty miles away. Tremaine and Aaron have been friends since they were in a class together at university. He’s a great guy and a loyal friend. He and Robert have been a couple for a year now. Since they’ve been together, they are constantly late for social gatherings. Robert is not very organized and is a serious procrastinator. It has become such an inconvenience that we all now have them meet us an hour earlier than necessary.

At the moment, Tremaine doesn’t have a car. Robert drives them wherever they need to go.

The first text message from Tremaine arrived shortly after 7:00 a.m. They would be leaving shortly. Thankfully, they would be here about the time we actually needed to depart to meet the rest of our hiking party. The first message was soon followed by another, then another and then more, all claiming the same: they’d be driving to our condo soon. Robert was once again being Robert and inconveniencing us all.

Finally, I’d had enough. His last message at 8:40 a.m., announced they were at last driving to meet us. I told Aaron to reply that they should meet us at our Nude Hiking Day location and stormed out the front door. I was angry as hell and now we were almost forty minutes late meeting our friends. A perfectly planned day was becoming a disaster.

We met our friends. While unloading Aaron’s car, I realized that I had left my camera sitting exactly where I’d placed it: on our dining room table. Mentally, I cursed Robert for the thirty-seventh time all in the same morning. We hiked and ate our lunch, much of the conversation being about Robert and his complete lack of responsibility and punctuality.

Eventually, a very embarrassed Tremaine and a clueless Robert joined our group. Tremaine’s first communication was an apology to us all. Robert offered nothing aside from a greeting. Privately, Tremaine went out of his way to give each of us special attention and another expression of his regrets. Robert stayed somewhat aloof and distant.

Post-Script: This morning (Sunday), we all received an identical email from Robert. He apologized for his tardiness and promised it would never happen again. His excuse? I had problems deciding on what to wear. Really Robert? It was a Nude Hiking Day outing. You were just as naked as the rest of us!

It’s good that I’m a man who doesn’t consume alcohol. Otherwise, I’d drown myself with liquor and find myself at the bottom of an empty shot-glass!

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Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

 

Summer Solstice: Nude Hiking Day

HikingGrpMxd In the Northern Hemisphere, June 21 (this upcoming Saturday) is the Summer Solstice, the official first day of the hottest season of the year and the longest day on the calendar, the date with the most amount of sunlight. An annual time many consider as sanctioned “get-outside-and-play days.” The culture of naturists/nudists, in recent years, has adopted this date as Nude Hiking Day. Taking full advantage of the maximum amount of sunlight, it’s a day to get outdoors and explore our natural world, clothes-free. A day to expose our natural bodies to nature’s day of greatest sun exposure. HikingWtopView The Nude Hiking Day custom began in Europe and is very popular with that continent’s naturist community. In North America, it is gaining popularity in recent years as more people, who don’t necessarily self-identify as nudist, are discovering the freedom and joy of clothes-free activities. HIKEMtnW Many consider hiking as involving strenuous challenges of scaling mountains and rugged terrain. In truth, it is more than just peaks and valleys. Hiking includes a variety of environments and thanks to policies of inclusiveness, is open to individuals of all types of mobility abilities. A few non-traditional hiking options can happen in a few of the following settings according to personal preference.

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Hike along an urban street or festival.

Aaron and I plan to greet the Summer Solstice and observe Nude Hiking Day with a trek along a riverfront nature trail with other same gender loving friends. This has been a yearly custom for us and this time, Twin and his boyfriend will join in the fun.  We have a picnic lunch making this event last as long as possible.

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Remember to generously apply sunscreen prior to hiking in any situation. Make sure to have plenty of water available as hydration is important. In a wooded or natural location, insect repellent is an essential. Include a personal first aid kit and mobile communication device inside backpacks in case of emergency. Be prepared and have fun!

Welcome summer and happy Nude Hiking Day!

Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!

Roger

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