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« Reply #780 on: May 08, 2018, 11:14:40 PM »
Sorry John, I assumed (my bad) that you were also posting those after you got home.

Yes, the “pictorial” I was referring to was in fact your photo report of the trip. I was aware you were posting from the trail, but I thought you had finished up after returning home.

I find the presentation of such a large group of people with an interest in naturism wonderful. It keeps me hopeful of eventually finding a group, even if it is small.

Yes! Finish it! If it’s no trouble, more photos would be great.

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« Reply #781 on: May 09, 2018, 06:17:05 AM »
Yep! Power is a much more potent aphrodisiac than gold.

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« Reply #782 on: May 09, 2018, 03:10:12 PM »
But gold or its equivalent has always been closely associated with power and influence, although distinguishing cause and effect is often more difficult.
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« Reply #783 on: May 09, 2018, 05:09:11 PM »
Well, typically those who run things have the most wealth, although not necessarily literally in gold. But you have to think small and dismiss the idea of a massive government. After all, local government affects your life more than the state or federal government. It's complicated, though. Governments usually don't try to control your every thought, even though that seems to be the aim of the more extreme governments, both on the left and the right. That's called totalitarianism. In the small towns and counties that most of us probably grew up in, there were wealthy people who basically did everything in local government, although "wealthy" is highly elastic and not to be confused with the super-wealthy of today. We'll talk about them in a minute.

The local gentry and professionals took an interest in civic affairs because that's where they lived. They were born there and so had their parents and grandparents. True, they benefited more than other people but you probably knew where they stood.

Today, I think there is a lack of such people because local businesses are not what they used to be. Instead, you have branches of chain stores the managers of which are beholden to someone halfway across the country. All they care about is the bottom line and the possibility of promotion so they can move somewhere else. But none of this makes any difference to us who are interested in nudist affairs.

The problem is that the wealthy make rules for the rest of us to follow but which they don't have to follow themselves. We can't be nude at home in the backyard (you would say "garden"). They fly off to Jamaica and do whatever they please. Life is not fair.
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« Reply #784 on: May 09, 2018, 06:11:19 PM »
When younger, I strove to amass lots of money to buy my freedom, to position me. In many ways, it created dependence on the buck, fear of losing the gain, a sense of power from what I did to protect the wealth. I was raised to believe that measures had to be taken and that the dominate natural human trait is a dog eat dog society. I was a warrior making his way through a world of fears and distrust.

All the while, I was experimenting, stripping away the silly social context that I inherited. I was trying to define what it was, what personal utopia that I was escaping to, what I would create for myself with that wealth. Then, the other Jbee was a child of the sixties, kind of a hippie, part of a social revolution.

The money corrupted as over indulgence. Hey, money is fun.

So, some things happened to me and now I'm finding each moment, nature, heart and a different sense of security. I surround myself with nice people and they are out there, because such attracts nice. I look at the better parts of others, not their potential flaws and treat them accordingly. The most genuine tend to have less fear, they can feel safe enough to get naked around others, as it is quite often. When I shake off the drapery, I shake off quite a bit more than those drapes. When I'm living without clothing, my focus is more away from the negatives, the driven, the fearful, the exploiting. It may sound like placing oneself in a dream world, but it actually pans out as more like living an alternative. It doesn't cost as much as my youthful Jbee would have conceived.

So, where do you want to live? What is authentic? How can we skirt around the dominate sickness, the unfair, and find and be some kind of light in the darkness? If you were lost in the darkness of a cave, wouldn't you search for light, gather it, appreciate it, and use it to find more to sustain it? The simple wonderful act of experiencing natural nudity is like a torch for me in the darkness. It helps to illuminate my life and promotes inner peace. Not just a trip report, but walking to the fridge and getting a glass of water, and experiencing that, too.

Hmmm, a naked philosopher now, too....
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Re: Nudes in the news
« Reply #785 on: May 11, 2018, 03:12:31 AM »
All right Duane (and everyone else?) I've posted a final set of pictures in the Trip Report section. Then there will be some from Germany, and that'll be it for last summer. Just in time for this summer!

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« Reply #786 on: May 15, 2018, 06:01:18 AM »
What's happening this summer? The Summer Gathering and...? The My big plans bucket list is not going off this year. I'm still making adjustments, but the trajectory is in.
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« Reply #787 on: May 22, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »
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The Summer Gathering and...?
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Summer gathering and some are not. :D
Was there a plan to have one? Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Details!!

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« Reply #788 on: May 23, 2018, 04:00:12 AM »
I believe JBG is referring to the Eastern Naturist Gathering, which I started a thread about in Factory Farmed Naturism. Details here:
http://www.naturist.com/tns/n_events/TNS_Events.html

Everyone should come!

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« Reply #789 on: May 23, 2018, 03:19:51 PM »
I believe JBG is referring to the Eastern Naturist Gathering, which I started a thread about in Factory Farmed Naturism. Details here:
http://www.naturist.com/tns/n_events/TNS_Events.html

Everyone should come!


More likely JBG refers to the Rainbow Tribe summer gathering that he has posted about before.  Its been his thing for many years. 

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« Reply #790 on: May 23, 2018, 06:09:01 PM »
I was referring to the Eastern Gathering and asking John P. if he had any nude adventure planned for the coming season.

Rainbow is back east however. I'd like to do both within an epic road-trip, but this year is being usurped by change and the push to get through it.
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