grey go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor)
(Melanerpes cactorum) / White-fronted Woodpecker– Carpinterito del Cardón
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana)
victoria crowned pigeon
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Off Sunken Road 39×28
artworks by Michael Brown
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BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will speak at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 23 to discuss his time in office and the next chapter in his life. The conference announced Friday night on Twitter that Obama, an avid sports fan, would make an appearance. MIT has held the conference annually since 2007,…
It’s good to be back at our lodge. #stealthbackcountry #farmhouse #hokkaido #powderkingdom #japan (at Hokkaido)
Note I’ve not written play naked video games, since I’m not sure any exist. But it’s all about enjoying a video game, while not wearing anything. Because honestly, you do not need any clothing to play any video games.
Whether you are alone or with friends, spending a good time enjoying your gaming, drop all clothes. As all nudists know, being nude is all about being comfortable on our own skin while doing normal activities. Playing video games can be one of those activities.
As I’ve shared numerous times, very few activities really require any clothing, and mostly for security (obvious or not) reasons. For all others, when you are a nudist or an aspiring one, nudity is the best option. For all indoor activities, nudity becomes naturally the normal clothing choice. If you have any doubt, you should try it. At the beginning, it may seem weird as you…
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The casa we rented began as a private place in a private yard. The owner has since added in a second building to the yard, one that will have two studio apartments, one on top of the other. When we arrived, the owner was staying in the bottom apartment with his four-year-old son since we had rented the house. He told us he was going to be there until February when he expected to return to Canada where his Canadian wife was busy with other important things. He’s a nice man and his son is a precious boy.
Over the past three days, two young families, friends of his from when he went to school in Ecuador, had arrived with one sharing his little apartment and the other moving into the apartment above. During the day, construction workers are almost constantly present as well. Any thoughts I had earlier about making this private little home in a private yard into my naturist winter getaway have vanished. Even being clothing free within the privacy of the house is sketchy at best as the large windows make it easy to see within, especially in the evening when the yard fills with friends of friends who gather to enjoy each other’s company over more than one cerveza.
Now of course, I am sensitive to the rights of others, and have no intention of alarming anyone with the sight of a nude man, especially an older nude man. After all, there are a number of children who are also typically present. So, I keep discretely out of sight when my clothing is set aside; or more likely, simply keep something on so that no one is accidentally surprised and shocked with my nudity. And, almost as soon as these words were written, I realised, that all of the control, conscious control, lays fully within my power.
These others are blissfully unaware of the potential threat to their equanimity. They have no thoughts to laying requirements upon me. I do all of that on my own. I become the judge, jury, and have no mercy when it comes to sentencing myself as an outlier, some sort of deviant from the societal norms. And, I am not the only one. Virtually every naturist finds themselves treading the fine lines between being nude, and protecting themselves from a non-nude-friendly world. In spite of the protests from a few who claim absolute and utter freedom, there are no exceptions among the naturists that exist in the modern, “civilized” world.
Now there is a story that needs telling.
Stable geniuses like Stephen Hawking talk about the origins of our universe. Or like the Dalai Lama, about our common humanity. Like MLK they talk about freedom and equality. Or like Marie Curie about the deep mysteries of physics and chemistry. They rarely talk about themselves.