Solstice Hike

On the solstice, aka World nude Hiking day, it was a 103 at my home. Hiking was not an option in that weather. I drove up to one of my favorites, Grade Valley, off Lockwood Valley Road, SW of Frazier Park. Much to my dismay, it was still too hot at 5000 ft. On my…Read more Solstice Hike

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. The world shrinks to the sun on my back, cool wind across sweat, the relentless pendulum of my legs. The sounds of the birds…Read more The Wild Child Grows Old

Lets all ride bicycles naked around LA! (Even contains full frontal nudity!)

Well, I just did it. It was the World Naked Bike Ride, Los Angeles edition. Not bad as bike-rides go. Once again I did not bring my camera. I wanted to enjoy the trip without having to worry about photography. Let someone else take the photos.       Managed a bit of a sunburn…Read more Lets all ride bicycles naked around LA! (Even contains full frontal nudity!)

The Echo Chamber and the End of Civil Discourse

Back in the good old days, there were only a few network news channels and a hand full of papers from which we distilled our notion of reality. In a time of so few outlets, one couldn't afford to alienate large sections of the population. The country as a whole was a single bell curve…Read more The Echo Chamber and the End of Civil Discourse