Dr. King Day, 2022!

The Reverend Dr. King

This day, officially observed on the third Monday of January, annually, is the only national holiday honoring an American not of European birth or descent. Today commemorates the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an African-American advocate of civil rights, justice and peace for all people throughout the world. He was born on January 15, 1929, to Rev. Michael J. King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King. At birth he was named after his father who legally changed both of their given names in tribute to the German religious reformer, Martin Luther, in 1934.

The Dr. King Memorial is the only one on the National Memorial Mall, Washington, D.C., dedicated to an African-American.

During his lifetime and beyond, the Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., was often considered a controversial figure of questionable integrity and intent, especially by the then-closeted (secret) homosexual FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, a proven racist. His supporters championed his devotion to his faith, equality, freedom, justice, non-violence and peace for all humanity. His detractors viewed him as a communist, subversive and totally un-American.

Dr. King’s quote on commitment!

The Reverend Dr. King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) an organization he founded and is best remembered for his nonviolent protests and activism against institutionalized racial discrimination and segregation in the USA. His actions led to the landmark U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965 that theoretically outlawed the often legally sanctioned sanctioned practices that forced African-Americans to endure second-class citizenship.

In 1964, Dr. King was awarded by King Gustaf VI Adolph of Sweden the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Jimmy Carter.

President Obama dedicating the Dr. King Memorial!

Historical Irony:

It is both historically ironic and significant that the Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr, the first African-American to be honored on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., had his memorial dedicated by the very first African-American President, Barack Hussein Obama, on August 22, 2011. A singular honor for both men!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Friday, January 21, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Archbishop Desmond Tutu Tribute!”

A Guy Without Boxers, 2022!

Removing his boxers in order to become bare!

The title of my initial blog on the wordpress franchise A Guy Without Boxers. I began the project in 2012 and it was abruptly and without warning cancelled by the same franchise in the late summer of 2015. Even today, I have received no correspondence, notice, etc., over what specifically the issue or problem was from the wordpress offices.

At the time, Aaron and I were “live-in” partners. Marriage equality had just become legal here in the USA. Up until that time, we were content and satisfied with sharing our bed, condominium and lives together as a domestic couple and moving forward with A Guy Without Boxers.

We were married on August 15, 2015. Within one month, we were forced to wear a pair of boxers. The wordpress franchise had performed a sneak attack and cast both of us and our nakedness aside.

No boxers allowed avatar!

Today, a dream of mine returns. A Guy Without Boxers, 2022 debuts as a monthly page feature here on ReNude Pride! Aaron, my spouse, and I proudly discard our boxers and bare ourselves with all of you once again!

The new page premiers here later today. My plans for the first year of publication is to chronicle my bare career from my earliest days until the present – including ReNude Pride. The inclusion of the publication year as a part of the page title provides me the option of continuing should this supplemental feature of ReNude Pride warrant more insight. Some ideas for future publication include current trends, bare resorts, naked challenges, etc. I’m also seriously contemplating the offering of guest authors and any relevant topic they’re willing to address. I plan to share additional information on this aspect of this page later in this calendar year.

If no boxers are allowed, neither are any other bikinis or briefs!

Skinny dipping (nude swimming) is always a favored topic among bare practitioners as well as guys (and girls) without boxers! It serves as a fitness, recreational and social activity as well as offering a competitive nature to clothes free events. For many of us same gender loving naturists/nudists skinny dipping – no matter the multitude of benefits – is essentially fun!

Skinny dipping = nude swimming!

To access A Guy Without Boxers, 2022 go to the menu of ReNude Pride, scroll to “Pages” and click onto the title application there. Please feel welcome to share your thoughts!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry planned here is for Monday, January 17, 2022, and the proposed title is: “Dr. King Day!”

Confused?

Post Script: If the above posting appears confused, I humbly apologize. In addition to this entry, I also published the Introduction for the A Guy Without Boxers, 2022 page. I tried not to be too redundant!

New Year’s Resolutions!

“I hereby resolve …!”

Resolved: I will be a better person during this entire new year!

Truth, dare or a promise to ourselves that we may or may not strive to keep? Many of us begin each year with a list (endless for some) of goals and objectives to be accomplished in the upcoming 364 days. The more fortunate among us will find ourselves still focused on adherence and success at the end of January. An even smaller number will remain dedicated to this task on December 31, of the current year.

As a man who considers himself an optimist, why such a depressing prediction? Reality. Although created with complete “noble intentions,” a vast majority of us subconsciously know that we are doomed for failure no matter what we resolve to finish. Almost synonymous with new year’s resolution is one word: disaster.

“I promise to stay focused on my task!”

I began the previous paragraph identifying myself as an optimist. Yet in that same paragraph, why such a pessimistic conclusion? Reality.

Far too often, our world – bare practitioner or otherwise – associates the proverbial new year’s resolution as nothing more than a self-imposed joke. No hope of attainment thus no damage done. The placid acceptance of defeat with minimal energy expended.

Nothing ventured. Nothing gained. Right?

Perhaps rather than try to alter the behavior and change the habit, we may have a better chance of redirecting the concentration towards a much more positive direction. In other words, a new time-line featuring a realistic goal and an environment in which success is encouraged.

Making success happen!




As an undergraduate university student, I detested the barren bleakness of the winter season and instead concentrated on the return of the springtime; the same holds true even today. I rationalized that if I was to make a resolution regarding behavior change or self-improvement the spring season was much more conducive to success than the dreariness of winter. Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and resurgence as opposed to the bland darkness of winter.

Bare practitioners or not, there are more of us active and energetic in the spring than there are during the winter. Personally, it was logical to undertake a project aiming for development and fulfillment during a season of hope (spring) as opposed to a season of destitution (winter).

“Bare practitioners find comfort, identity and recognition through nudity. Clothes are the epitome of a costume: a foreign object that creates confusion and deception.” ~Roger Poladopoulos~

Commitment and dedication!

Of course, if we are to achieve, succeed and, perhaps, surpass our projected goal requires both commitment and dedication. Those determining factors are independent of any and all seasonal situations. However, at least for me, longer daylight and warmer temperatures enhance progress and enable determination to complete the task at hand.

One step closer to overcoming the challenge. Another step closer to our reward!

My personal Spring Resolutions go into effect the First Day of Spring, annually. Everyone is welcome to join with Aaron and I in this quest!

The purpose of this post entry is to offer an alternative to the traditional new year’s resolution. Implementation is based on the convenience, perception and viability of the resolver. Any choice of time-line is always an option.

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, January 14, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “A Guy Without Boxers, 2022!”

ReNude Pride Is 5!

Composing in the park!

In January, 2018, ReNude Pride observed a one year anniversary. It began as a “labor of love.” I enjoy composing thoughts, expressing opinions and sharing ideas. Aaron, my legal spouse, my soul-mate – and self-styled “better-half” – enjoys the same. He agreed to wholeheartedly support my efforts here as long as I promised to obey his one rule: not to abdicate my responsibility to him! Thus far, we’re both cool and ReNude Pride continues to evolve and to grow.

Thank you!

A “lip-reading” thank you in gratuitous appreciation for your friendship and support during the publication of ReNude Pride. Hopefully, we can maintain this relationship into the future!

RENUDE PRIDE AT 5!

A Visual Summary!

Basic rule!

Bare is a welcome state of undress and is strongly encouraged and enthusiastically endorsed! Clothing is nothing more than a man-made guilt attempt to convey modesty and shame!

Confidence in being bare!

Pride is our ammunition to combat concealment, deceit, denial and falsehood! Confidence in our nakedness and our same gender love is the protective armour of body positivity! Take care and stay bare!

Aaron and Roger graphic symbol!

Acceptance, love and tolerance are the roots of prosperity and success. It is not the who that we love but the fact that we love that enables us to thrive!

ReNude Pride avatar!

The colorful diversity of the gay, lesbian bisexual, transgender and queer plus (GLBTQ+) community and our nude buttocks combine to make us all one! The Bottoms-Up! series on the last day of the month is inspired by ReNude Pride’s avatar image here!

Skinny-dipping!

Clothes free fun that can be enjoyed by everyone! Be bare, be comfortable and relax natural as often as possible! No shirt, no clothes, no problem!

Stripping off his clothing!

Our continuance to renew (word-play: renude) our preference of being proud bare practitioners. Hence the title of this publication: ReNude Pride!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, January 10, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “A Guy Without Boxers Debut!”

BRAT!

Avatar: Jay (left) and Roger meeting – January 3, 2009!

BRAT: BARELY RECOGNIZED AS TEXTILE!

It is on this date, January 3, 2009, that Jay and I first met, became acquainted and embarked on an amazing friendship that now spans half of the continental USA and encompasses my spouse, Aaron, Jay’s current love/interest, Raheem, and members of all of our families! In the hope of inspiring similar relationships, I always like to recall this personal moment and share the joy! Friends may come and friends may go, but best friendships may endure a lifetime!

January 3 was a Saturday in 2009, and the timing was ideal for a bare practitioner social event in downtown Washington, D.C. The weather was remarkably mild outside and we were becoming excited about the inauguration of our new president, Barack Obama! What better way to celebrate the festive mood than in the company of “our” community – all completely clothes free!

Naked truth!

It was early this past December that Jay’s live-in partner, Raheem, developed the title name for us: BRAT (barely recognized as textile). In his mind, it summarizes the uniqueness of our friendship – at least in our eyes! Since 2009, Jay and I mutually consider ourselves as the very best of friends!

“One reason for bare practitioners making the best of friends is that the absence of clothing (concealment) enables people to become honest and sincere as they lack the tools to disguise (clothing). What naked friends see – a natural body – is the reality of friendship. Bare with pride and with nothing to hide!”

It’s easier to make friends when we’re bare!

After we met, Jay and I emailed and texted one another constantly throughout the entire week. We’d both felt so compatible and relaxed that it was obvious a serious friendship was about to unfold. With the inauguration of the then newly-elected Barack Obama rapidly approaching, we’d tentatively made plans to get together at Jay’s apartment in two weeks for a Saturday afternoon dessert sampling at a local bakery.

Halfway to our planned two-week get-together, I went to a local booksellers to get some of the titles that Jay had recommended to me via email. Unknown to me, he arrived at the same store at approximately the same time to shop for some books that I had shared with him! Unplanned and unannounced, we were both under the same roof again – exactly one week later!

Practical and sound advice!

There were a couple of times that we passed one another in the same aisles at the store. I know that I wondered who he was and why he was looking at me. Later, he admitted the same thoughts. Unfortunately, the both of us were dressed in layers of clothing to protect ourselves from the severe winter weather outside. Unlike the week before when we met, the outdoor temperatures had dipped into the normal range for this time of year.

It was early that evening that I received a text message from Jay asking if I had shopped at the bookstore that day. In the ensuing texts, our “chance but missed encounter” was uncovered. Too bad we didn’t have the opportunity to visit the store in the nude. We were both familiar with our common nakedness and would have immediately recognized one another!

In hindsight, Jay and I should have accompanied one another to the dressing room and “donned our apparel” (gotten dressed) together. Perhaps then either one of us would have recognized the other textile. Being clothed would then not be such an alien, bizarre, foreign and unimaginable concept!

Another “first” in our new-found friendship!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, January 7, 2022, the proposed topic is: “ReNude Pride Is 5!”

Welcome 2022!

Greetings for 2022!

“You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”

~Sir Winston Churchill~

Word play!

2022: A PLAY ON WORDS

A photo-essay to celebrate and welcome 2022!

A kiss on his buttocks!

A happy new year wish for us all: a happy nude rear!

Climbing higher!

Hopes for a successful achievement of all your dreams and goals!

The nude multitude!

A wish for happiness: a multitude of nude dudes!

Flexing their muscles!

The strength to overcome all challenges and obstacles!

Photo fun!

The ability to have fun in life!

Laughter!

A reminder that laughter is often the best medicine available!

Read his lips!

Appreciation: a lip-reading “gratitude” for all your friendship and support!

Naked hugs for all of 2022!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Monday, January 3, 2022, and the proposed topic: “BRAT!”