An online journal celebrating the joys of living bare with pride! This site usually publishes every Monday and Friday. I may be irreverent but I am no way irrelevant! My preferred personal pronouns are he, him, his.
Whether we live in the Northern Hemisphere or in the Southern Hemisphere, it makes no difference. The summer season is almost always known as the time for play – especially if the “players” are comfortable in being bare! If we’re having fun, why do we need to concern ourselves with clothing? One less issue to contend with!
Friday Footnote: Summer, 2022, doesn’t officially start until June 21, of this year – one month from today. This Friday Footnote for today’s entry here on ReNude Pride is a subtle reminder of the excitement and the fascination of of planning (in advance) of a true adventure: a season of being a dutiful and devout bare practitioner! Shift into the gear of determination and set the course for action, laughter and a multitude of memories. Don’t forget your camera and sunscreen!
Minus the shorts and the swimsuit, there’s no longer any need to wonder what we’ll wear for the remainder of the season. Bare is always best and fair for everyone out there! Nudity is complete equality for all players – so make plans to remove all those burdensome garments and get busy enjoying life as it should be: all natural!
Most of us suffer through the cold weather longing for the time to frolic and to be happy. True, many strip the moment they arrive home from a day at work. But how much fun is achieved solo? Shouldn’t our joy be shared with others? Summer offers us a chance not only to bare our bodies but also to build friendships and relationships with those around us!
“Nudity is basic and elemental. It is honest, open and real. Clothing conceals and deceives. It is generated and intentional falsehood. No explanation required!” ~ Roger Poladopoulos ~
Frolicking naturally enables the vast majority of us to increase our leisure time dramatically. We don’t have to bother with getting dressed as our attire is our natural skin. We seriously reduce the amount of time needed to launder our clothing as our wardrobe needs are drastically eliminated. More time for friends and fun, which increases our instances of self-worth and happiness. A winning combination for all involved!
So cast aside the long faces and anticipate a season of good cheer! Plan now to strip for the summer and relish the delight of freedom through nakedness during this season of the year!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Monday, May 23, 2022, and the proposed topic is “Victoria Day!”
“When attending a clothes free social event and you meet someone you’re unfamiliar with, rather than assessing their “negative” aspects or habits, focus instead on their similarities to yourself. We’re both same gender loving. We both enjoy social nudity. We both enjoy basketball. We both despise cats as pets, etc. The similarities can build a casual acquaintance. The negatives can create a mortal enemy.”
March is now here and the season of Spring, 2022, begins in just a few weeks. Now is the perfect time to implement the suggestion offered in my January post. New Year’s Resolutions. Click the title to visit the post entry. The subtle moral message addressed here today is: “avoid being judgmental!”
“Personally, I consider the First Day of Spring every year as the beginning of my ‘nude year!’ It represents the renewal of the joy and pleasures of being natural in nature! An end to the confinement of winter!”
“Judgment” has somehow become a recurring theme recently – or, at least, it appears to me. I realize that the difference in humanity – political, economic, social, etc. – create mistrust and tension. Intentional or not, that happens throughout history. However, the intensity of these reactions has magnified. It seems that unless “passion” is attached, a difference in opinion or outlook is no longer possible.
Aaron, my spouse, needed to shop at a local bookseller while we were out shopping this past weekend. I accompanied him inside the business and browsed the current magazine offerings as he sought his merchandise. As I paged through a current popular edition, an article caught my attention. It featured pictures of a minor royal family member in amateur scenes completely clothes free.
Familiar with the decades-old images, I began glancing over the text. Heavy in harshness and judgment, the author decorated the content with the words (labels) of naked, nude, nudity, etc. An overuse of terminology that clearly implied indecency, immorality and quite a bit more while totally ignoring the fact that the photographs and the incident itself were years old and the royal subject himself years younger and inexperienced.
Dis this particular author forget to forgive?
Realistically, the likelihood of this prince ever assuming a crown is almost nonexistent. He’s too far down the line of succession to get close to the throne. In actuality, he also has accomplished a number of positive and productive achievements since the notoriety that far outweigh the body exposure. He may no longer warrant the attention but likewise he no longer deserves the labelling.
The following morning, recalling the moment, I was discomforted by the fact that the words naked, nude, and nudity could be used with such frequency, harshness, judgment and negativity. Whatever became of the concept of the terms being synonymous with implying “a natural state?” Aren’t we all born naked?
The prince himself has progressed along the maturity level that far exceeds any made by the author. I wasn’t aware of any severe shortage of current news articles worthy of publication. The prince now is happily married and the father of two children himself.
The fact that this prince’s grandmother, a reigning Queen, is now marking her 70th anniversary of ascending to the throne far surpasses the prince’s mistakes of almost two decades past. Her Majesty wears the crown and her milestone is worthy of honour. Let’s all celebrate royal longevity and forget the misplaced garments!
Congratulations Your Majesty!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Monday, March 7, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “March Mayhem”
February 14 is universally recognized as a date that commemorates the unique attraction that two people have for one another, no matter their sexual orientation. Here at ReNude Pride, the affectionate couple can be same gender, bisexual or heterosexual. A romance between two persons should be celebrated and honored no matter the genders affected.
Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is considered an observance between persons who are emotionally and physically attracted to one another. However, two persons united in brotherhood and friendship can likewise be honored on this occasion. There is no strict mandate restricting the date for physical intimates only. Friends have every right to appreciate one another.
Valentine’s Day is a day for all types of love: bromantic (man-to-man), romantic (between the genders), and platonic (between friends)! Celebrate and spend time with those who are important in your own life!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Enjoy!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, February 18, 2022, and the proposed topic is “Bare Black History Month!”
The above opening for today’s post entry was originally drafted for February 1, 2022. However, my very recent influenza infection has forced me to try to consolidate some of my drafted entries into a single post for today. After missing two weeks from work, my time this week has been extremely demanding in order to keep my classes on some semblance of balance as well as attempting to update posts here to include topics that were neglected due to my illness.
I apologize for any confusion or inconsistencies this effort presents. Undoubtedly, this posting does not incorporate all the ideas and/or thoughts intended or planned for this particular month. Please not that I have saved all of my drafts for this month and will sincerely try to convey these tidbits in the future.
My sickness created a very hectic “return to normalcy” week for me. The first two days I was able to maintain an honest mixture between my professional obligations and attention to blogging details. By Wednesday, the middle of this week, my energy level dropped and any hope of continuity of concentration on both projects very quickly dissipated. I had to adjust my priorities and my instructional duties became first and composition (blogging) – ReNude Pride – tasks became secondary. In fairness, my work provides a paycheck that helps to support both my spouse, Aaron, and myself.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)
February 7 of each year is noted as NBHAAD throughout the USA. It is a nationally planned and promoted initiative by the African-American community that has expanded from the original targeted racial audience. This occasion began in 1999 as a cultural response to the alarming rise in HIV infections and diagnosis within the USA Black Community. The governing body for this project is the Strategic Leadership Council (SLC) which provides guidance, direction, encouragement and strategic support.
The four original focuses of NBHAAD are as follows:
Get educated about HIV/AIDS
Get involved in community prevention efforts
Get tested to know your status
Get treated to receive healthcare needed to live with HIV/AIDS
One of the important aspects of NBHAAD that needs to be revealed here is that no matter of the current coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic that is impacting our lives for the second year, HIV/AIDS remains a major source of infection within all communities worldwide. HIV rates may no longer make health headlines around the globe, the infection rates continue to have a negative pulse internationally, especially with all the knowledge and preventive information currently available. Community and cultural awareness continues to require our attention.
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry planned for here is on Monday, February 14, 2022, and the proposed topic is “Valentine’s Day.”
Sleeping while totally clothes free is often viewed by bare practitioners as the ultimate resting technique. My spouse, Aaron, and I couldn’t agree wholeheartedly more! Lying in bed together, without the restrictive burden of any type of clothing is the perfect way to end a busy and long day!
The last day of autumn classes has already occurred and the semester examinations concluded this past Friday. All of my work for this season has finished, reports and grades submitted and the university holiday luncheon is this Wednesday. My work schedule goes into “holiday mode” once I cross our doorway after lunch is over and the subway delivers me back to Arlington.
Aaron is taking time off from his hospital job starting Monday, December 20. We’re both looking forward to our well-earned winter respite! Hopefully, the bitterly freezing temperatures will stay away a little bit longer! If not, then we have a plan B: bed together!
Realistically, Aaron and I lack the luxury of spending endless days in bed. The both of us have commitments and obligations that determine otherwise. We’ll drive the four-hour trip to Roanoke, Virginia, to spend the western Christmas with his family (my in-laws) We also have several bare practitioner holiday socials to attend throughout the period – once we return from Roanoke. Then, we’re hosting a Holy Christmas (eastern) social for our same gender loving family members on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
Suddenly, lounging lazily looks even more appealing! Perhaps we should arrange for a relaxation period from the Winter holidays!
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, December 17, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Seasons Greetings!”
Thursday, March 25, 2021, is the anniversary of the beginning of the fight for the freedom of Greece from the oppression of the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey). The clergy of the Greek Orthodox Church encouraged the faithful to engage in the struggle to attain their freedom and restore self-determination of their homeland from the subservience of the Ottoman Turks.
The Ottoman Empire, for over two centuries, had periodically focused on the eventual absorption and subjugation of the Byzantine (Greek) Empire. The fall of Constantinople (the imperial Greek capital) through a siege that lasted from April 6, 1453 until May 29, 1453, rewarded the Ottomans as the Middle and Near Eastern superior power, economically, militarily and naval.
The political dominance of the Turkish government provided a grave and serious threat to the Greek Orthodox Church. The religious and spiritual head of all Orthodox believers , the patriarch (pope) of Orthodoxy resided in Constantinople and his official title is: Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Archbishop of Constantinople. This situation fostered the unsubstantiated belief and rumors in the Western churches (Roman Catholic, Anglican and protestant) that the Eastern churches (Bulgarian, Greek, Roumanian, Russian, Serbian and Syrian) were under the manipulation of the Turkish occupiers.
On this date, March 25, in 1821, the Greeks rose up against the oppression of Ottoman Turkey in a protracted civil war that ultimately involved France, the Russian Empire and the United Kingdom joining with the Greeks in their quest for independence. March 25 is also the date of the feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos (Virgin Many, Mother of God) in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The organizers of the uprising selected this feast day to initiate the insurrection. Bishop Germanus hoisted the flag of revolt over the Monastery of Agia Lavra in the Pelopannese with the cry, “Freedom or Death” which was adopted as the motto of the for Greek liberation.
The government of the newly liberated Haiti was the very first country in the world to recognize the revolution – and therefore, Greek independence. This diplomatic recognition happened is 1821, barely 6 months after the struggle began and long before the war was actually over.
The Ottoman Turks were supported during the Greek rebellion by the North African Turkish dependent states of Algeria, Egypt, Tripolitania and Tunis. These auxiliary troops were frequently defeated by the Greek locals who were often armed with only their inferior personal weapons, primarily rifles.
After seven years of fighting, the Ottoman Turks grew weary of the Greek uprising. At an international conference held in London, a document called the London Protocol was signed by representatives from Greece, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the Ottoman Empire that recognized the independent sovereign Kingdom of Greece in 1830. The rebellion was over. In 1832, the Treaty of Constantinople was enforced between the Greeks and the Turks which defined the borders of Greece and established Prince Otto of Bavaria as the first King of Greece.
The .gif below is the current flag of Greece shown billowing in the breeze. The cross of St. George is in the upper left corner. The Greek Orthodox Church is the state religion of Greece.
The modern Greek flag was adopted during the 20th Century as the current state matured. Based on the current design, it is now universally accepted and recognized everywhere. During the last decade of the 20th Century, there were some grumblings that the two colors of the flag represented the “haves” and the “have nots” although there was never any agreement over what those two categories entailed.
Above is the image of a map of modern Greece, in the same design of the current Greek flag. Greece is located in south-eastern Europe at the bottom of the Balkan peninsula. The capital city is Athens.
Both of my parents and my oldest brother were born in Greece. They emigrated to this country just before the birth of my second oldest brother. Neither of my parents nor my oldest brother were ever naturalized here (became citizens). After our births, my father had all of our births enrolled at the Greek consulate, which made the remainder of my brothers and myself Greek subjects (we have dual citizenship).
Avoiding any implications of inaccuracy, before closing todays post, I want to remind everyone that the ancient Greeks most definitely did not engage in war while bare. Men were aware that any type of action involving swords and other forms of weapons could inflict major, if not debilitating, damage to themselves. Even the simplest girding of protection was valued above nudity in this case.
Wishing everyone the happiest of Patriot Day!
Roger Poladopoulos/Renude Pride
Author’s Note: The next posting entry planned for here is for Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and the proposed topic is : “Bottoms-Up! March, 2021”
The unusually long delay is due to an educational conference.
As the quarantines and other guidelines and recommendations surrounding the coronovirus epidemic are being relaxed in various countries, everyone is cautioned not to expect an automatic “return to normalcy” in our daily lives. The viral infection hasn’t disappeared or even been completely eradicated. Transmission remains a very real possibility and there exists no known vaccine or cure.
For all of us bare practitioners (bisexual and gay naturists and nudists), maintaining a respectful distance and other safe practices are highly encouraged! The reality of a secondary wave of infection remains a valid concern.
From the days of being forced, due to health concerns, of being confined inside, both because of disease prevention issues and weather comfort, to the fast approaching days of outdoor freedom because of the seasonal transition, a happier future is hopefully forthcoming for us all! Dreams of being one again outside and naked with friends are soon upon us!
Just imagine waking up and realizing that in the entire world, you are the solo – the one, the only, the completely total – bare practitioner left on this planet. There isn’t another naked or nude or clothes free person left anywhere around. Everyone else is proudly covering themselves in clothes! There is not another person who is bare and confident. You are it! What the hell do you do now? Do you scurry in shame into your closet, drag out a wardrobe of garments and conceal yourself?
It is almost unbelievable! Yet, when we sit back and think about it, the reality is very difficult to discredit. March may indeed be a month of madness but the bromantic (brotherhood of romance) moments during this time of the year are very few and very…unknown! Aaron, my spouse and I were trying to identify a passionate play-date for this month over the weekend and we were unable to recall a single occasion!