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11/13/2021 Nakedness is Happiness   Leave a comment

I’m sitting here today and enjoying my weekend. With winter bearing down on us and those delicious cold winter nights in my immediate future, I’m excited. Today I want to talk about sleeping naked. Sleeping naked is something that I’ve done my entire life except for a couple of years in the Army and a month here and there while in training as a police officer. I absolutely love it but I’ve been unable to do it for the last 18 months. Following my many issues with my cancer diagnosis I’ve been forced to sleep in a pair of shorts. I don’t think I need to explain why. Since most of my medical nightmares are ending my body is finally returning to normal and I’m about to give up the shorts and really enjoy this winter and the cold nights the way they ought to be enjoyed.

Over the years I’ve wasted many hours attempting to explain to certain individuals that sleeping naked is the only way to go. Why is it that most people become so set in their ways they can’t change no matter how good the argument might be for them to do so. Sleeping naked just seems to me to be the most natural and comfortable way to become completely rested. I’ve known some people who came to bed dressed for battle. One in particular loves wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt, full-length sweatpants, and usually a pair of totally unfashionable and ugly socks. Who in God’s name could possibly relax and get a good nights sleep dressed in an outfit like that? It’s even more of an issue if you’re coming to bed expecting a sexual encounter. It would take 20 minutes to find everything you’re looking for.

Nudity is the main issue I suppose. Why are people so repressed sexually and consumed with body image? I’ve known drop-dead gorgeous women who were so attractive they could’ve have any man they wanted for a sexual partner. They still choose to hide under the covers and are fearful of being seen naked. The old saying “if you’ve got it, flaunt it.” apparently doesn’t apply to everyone. On the reverse side of this issue I’ve known a few women who were anything but runway models and they spent more time naked than I did. Don’t even get me started about the arguments I’ve had about whether the lights in the bedroom should be on or off. It’s just nuts!

There’ve been famous people throughout history who loved being naked and weren’t afraid to admit it. Even one of our illustrious forefathers, Benjamin Franklin, when ambassador to France, was known to take on a daily basis what he called an “air bath”. He once wrote to the French physician, Jacques Barbeu-Duborg, describing it: “I rise early almost every morning and sit in my chamber, without any clothes whatever, half an hour or an hour, according to the season, either reading or writing.” On more than one occasion over the years I’ve tested his theory and I’m here to tell you he was absolutely right. It’s just a simple fact that doing things naked is way better than doing it clothed.

Let me throw a few quotes into the mix just to make things interesting:

  • “What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?” Michelangelo
  • “I come from a country where you don’t wear clothes most of the year. Nudity is the most natural state. I was born nude and I hope to be buried nude.” Elle MacPherson
  • “Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence.” Thomas Paine, ‘Common Sense
  • “I get it, man, I do. Sleeping next to a naked woman is one of the best things about being a man, if not the best. But as a woman I don’t want to do it. I need a barrier of pajamas. When I woke up this morning naked, I just felt gross. Men sleep naked, I think, because they are sweaty human beings who perspire like a Tour de France cyclist through the night. Have you ever smelled a guys sweaty sheets?” Anonymous

I suppose that last quote embodies everything I disagree with in one paragraph. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but OMG could that opinion reflect any more inaccuracies and biases? I’m willing to stand up and say “Men are not sweatier or grosser than women .”Have you ever smelled a guys sweaty sheets?” What arrogance. Women smell the same as men and if they’re the least bit concerned with their partner’s body odor, tell them to get up and take a shower. Join them if you must and have a little fun while you’re at it. If everyone takes a bath or shower and then “stinky” is no longer an issue. You make love, roll your butt out of bed and take another shower if you must. Common courtesy is the most important thing when sharing your bed and a bit of bodily fluid whether clothed or unclothed.



11/07/2021. What’s Are Your Answers?   Leave a comment

As I’ve stated so many times in the past, “an unexamined life isn’t worth  living”. With that in mind I’m offerring up these twenty questions.  There are no right or wrong answers and no scoring of any kind.  This isn’t a test but a chance to help you examine yourself. I’m going to answer them as truthfully as I can. I hope you’ll take a few minutes by yourself or with your partner or spouse and answer them together. It should prompt some interesting discussions. Enjoy . . .

1. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?

A. The ability to speak every language in the world.

2. If you knew there would be a nuclear war in one week, what would you do? 

A. I’d take my better-half, my cat, and a couple of cases of good wine and spend the week camping in the mountains.

3. Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed if it’s somehow guaranteed immunity from all major diseases?

A. No way in hell.

4. How do you picture your funeral? Is it important to you to have people mourn your death?

A. Cremate me, throw my ashes in the ocean, and move on with your lives. No special anything.

5. If you could take a 1-month trip anywhere in the world and money were not a consideration, where would you go and what would you do?

A. I’d fly to Easter Island to take photographs and meet the people.

6. If your friends and acquaintances we’re willing to bluntly and honestly tell you what they really thought of you, would you want them to?

A. Yes and I would do the same for them if requested.

7. You believe in any sort of God? If not, you think you might still pray if you were in a life-threatening situation?

A. I’ve been in life threatening situations and there was no praying of any kind going on. If there is a God (which I doubt) he didn’t seem the least bit interested.

8. Assuming that complete recovery were instantaneous, would you be willing to accept a year of complete paralysis below the neck to prevent the otherwise certain extinction of the blue whale?

A. No way, there’s an easier solution. Kill all the damn whale hunters.

9. Would you like to know the precise date of your death?

A. No way, I just love surprises.

10. Someone you loved deeply is brutally murdered and you know the identity of the murderer, who unfortunately is acquitted of the crime. Would you seek revenge?

A. Yes and it would be done intelligently and be undetectable.

11. If there were a public execution on television, would you watch it?

A. No, look how well that sort of thing worked out for the Romans.

12. How many times during the day do you look at yourself in a mirror?

A. As few times as possible. I no longer impress myself much.

13. Would you prefer to be blind or deaf?

A. Deaf, it would be a blessing not to listen to the constant drumbeat of noise from the rest of the planet.

14. How old were you when you first had sexual intercourse?

A. Age 13 and it was wonderful.

15. You are given $1,000,000 to donate anonymously to charity or to a stranger. How would you dispose of it?

A. $750,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project and the remainder to the ASPCA’s no-kill shelters.

16. How much do you like your body? You awoke alone on a warm morning and we’re going to laze about the house, how long would you wait to get dressed? What do you wear when you sleep?

A. I probably wouldn’t get dressed until at least 11 a.m. I always sleep in the nude whenever possible and will till the day I die.

17. Would you be willing to eat a bowl of live crickets for $40,000?

A. Hell no that’s disgusting but I might reconsider for $50,000.

18. Can you urinate in front of another person?

A. Many times and in many places.

19. Would you be willing to go to a slaughterhouse and kill a cow?

A. I’m a meat eater not a meat killer. We have specialists to handle that.

20. Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world?

A. Absolutely not.

Those were my honest answers and it wasn’t as bad an experience as I thought it might be. The straight-up truth is always easier than trying to prevaricate or exaggerate.


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