Fear, Death and Loving Life

The tortoise must stick his neck out to go anywhere. And any worthwhile journey is going to have dangers. I am going to die. I am at peace with that. Don't know when, don't know how. I do not fear death in any kind of anxious, chronic way. As long as life holds the promise…Read more Fear, Death and Loving Life

The Wild Child Grows Old

From a while ago....   I’m on a long solo hike. I’m naked - but the good part starts when I forget I’m naked - I just exist. It becomes the default state. If you are thinking "What a wonderful day to be nude!" you ain't there yet. The world shrinks to the sun on my back,…Read more The Wild Child Grows Old

More Decisions

  Having made my dramatic, unpredictable and life-changing decision to join the military, my next decision was which specialty to select. My ASVAB scores were thru the roof and my recruiter had stars before his eyes. I could literally pick anything. My first choice was meteorology but I let the recruiter talk me out of…Read more More Decisions

Out of the closet and into the frying pan?

  I've been some kind of nudist as far back as my earliest vague memories. I don't know why. My home was in the land of the Church of God, cold winters, moderate summers and vast clouds of mosquitoes. My naked places were full of briars and sand burrs. Yet when my parents were out I'd live…Read more Out of the closet and into the frying pan?

Things my dogs have taught me.

Live in the moment. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow doesn't exist. Don't fret about things that cannot be changed and don't worry about the future. Your job is to beg for food at the dinner table. Stop and smell the feces. My dogs never pass up a good pile of scat. You can learn a lot…Read more Things my dogs have taught me.