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!”

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!”

Bottoms-Up! December, 2021

A seasonal view: Bottoms-Up!

The above fresh snowfall reminds us all that December is here and another year of the Bottoms-Up! series here on ReNude Pride brings to us the end of 2021! What better way to close out the year past than by featuring a view of all the seasons of an entire year?

Wintertime:

Buttocks to buttocks!

Springtime:

Grooming for a day in nature!

Summertime:

Outside lawn!

Autumntime:

Ready for a hike!

Bottoms-Up! to everyone here and best wishes for 2022!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for tomorrow, January 1, 2022, and the proposed topic is “Happy New Year!”

Decorate the Tree!

Gift reception!

To everyone reading and visiting here who is observing Christmas this week, have a safe and successful celebration!

Best wishes!

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Friday, December 31, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Bottoms-Up! December, 2021!

Season’s Greetings!

Yours truly (Roger), s’naked!

The above picture was made during a January blizzard and not a recent snow in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area!

Holiday decorations!

There are a number of celebrations and/or holidays that happen in and around the month of December every year. Instead of even attempting to select a picture depicting each and every one (and accidently offending because of the one event that I inadvertently overlooked), this is a community-inspired posting offering Season’s greetings to one and all!

Our muscular and voluptuous elf offers a smile!

A seasonal greeting and a happy expression is given to each of you from our delightful and enthusiastic elf along with all our warm wishes!

Snuggling together!

A sleeping couple awaits another day of holiday bliss and joy while in the loving arms of one another!

A happy and safe winter holiday from Aaron and myself!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: Best wishes to all! The next post entry here is planned for Monday, December 20, 2021, and the planned topic is: “Decorate the Tree!”

Sharing: A Bare View!

Sharing: a gift of our body!

During this “holiday” time of the year, a vast majority of us are constantly inundated with reminders: gift giving, sharing, duties, obligations, responsibilities. In a word: appreciation. In gratitude for the advantages and the benefits that we have, we are encouraged and urged to “share” with those less fortunate the joy of being ourselves.

It is, after all, the decent and honourable “thing to do.” An appropriate and thoughtful seasonable gesture of goodwill. An act of kindness.

Brief pause.

Deep breath.

Moment of thought.

Sharing a kiss!

It is quite obvious that the subtle message intended for delivery wasn’t completely considered and evaluated by the originator. The concept, goal or ideal that inspired the creator was exceptional: outreach to all the people. Mission accomplished! The taskmaster, however, failed to include and recognize one segment of the general public.

The clothes free community. In particular, the bare practitioner (male, same gender loving, naturist/nudist) population of that specific community. Those of us who frequently become marginalized and therefore categorically ignored. We are seen as unworthy of any type of acknowledgement.

Frequently, we are subjected to blatant discrimination – even when we attempt to share with those who are not quite so fortunate in life. Those who extol the idea of sharing and spreading “good cheer” are increasingly determined to restrict those who give to those they determine “unworthy” of giving to others.

See no nakedness!

The reasoning behind the hypocrisy of rejecting “unworthy” contributions? It is because of who they are: specifically homosexual nudists. We are judged as demented and perverted are essentially less than human. Countless charities and churches reject or return donations offered by groups of defiled “pagans” and/or “sinners.” This year marks the third year that a Tidewater Virginia-based bare practitioner group has held a benefit gathering (private) for new toys for needy children and the items refused to be accepted by the sponsoring organization because it doesn’t want to appear to endorse a “questionable” cause.

My first cousin, Michael, is a member of this bare practitioner association and for a number of years co-chaired this event. For several years, Aaron and I drove down for the weekend to help with this project to provide toys for children.

A friend of mine in the Chicago, Illinois, metropolitan area supports “Warmer Coats” and his same gender loving club collectively buys new winter coats for children and the elderly. Again, their collective gift was denied but the membership were informed that individual private donations would be most welcome. A local church denying a gay men’s club the chance to “spread some cheer” because they’re queer!

Sometimes, stupidity surpasses kindness and acts of compassion and love!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Monday, December 13, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Winter Respite!”

What the Hell?

Uncertainty!

Sooner or later, it was going to happen. I arrived home from a busy and tiring day at my university. Upon arrival, I discovered that I had left the keys to my front door in my office. With just minutes to spare, I briskly ran down the street to the condominium association office and they summoned someone to unlock the front door to my building and then allow me into our condo!

That problem resolved, it was a few minutes before the second dilemma came to mind – how in the world can I publish here tonight? The memory device that I draft my post entry on is attached to my domestic key lanyard. By this time in the evening, traffic is simply too congested for me to even contemplate driving to campus to retain the missing items. A long listing of profanity encompassed my mind!

Of course, I could wait for my spouse, Aaron, to finish his hospital shift at 11:00 p.m., drive home and then drive me into Washington, D.C. – however, it is my responsibility and not his!

What the hell is wrong with me?

I mentally debated this issue for several hours before deciding that my hectic workday was enough. Aaron’s job as nursing supervisor was frantic for him without me adding the burden of another trip back into the busy city. The world needn’t become a cumbersome load for us both due to my own incompetence!

The end result is that I will save the finalized version of “Sharing: A Bare View” for a later posting (hopefully, in just over a week from now). Instead, I’ll substitute this last minute and very frustrated posting so no one will have to wonder if I’ve indeed “lost my mind!” Truthfully, I have but that is a secret!

Please forgive my mistake. I’m going to search our small condo for my brain! Have a terrific weekend everyone!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, December 6, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Official: Exonerated!”