The following material is from the nudism section of the Ferri Tales web site at by John L. Ferri.
Pancakes au Naturel

"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?" .... Michaelangelo

It all started with an advertisement in our local newspaper about a pancake breakfast at a nudist campground, hence the title, "Pancakes au Naturel". This was our introduction to nudism or naturism. The terms are used somewhat interchangeably although there are subtle differences. Regardless, the general idea is that clothing is worn only when necessary or required by local custom or law. Under appropriate circumstances, clothing becomes unnecessary, and thus need not be used.

The links below detail our introduction to and continuing participation in life without clothing.

Our Introduction to Life Without Clothing ... We started talking about it on July 1, 1997 and visited our first nudist establishment, Buckridge Nudist Park, on July 12, 1997.

Volleyball au Naturel ... My introduction, in August 1997, to volleyball played the way that any civilized game should be played.

More Volleyball au Naturel ... The 1997 Volleyball Superbowl at White Thorn Lodge, Darlington, PA.

Life Without Clothing in 1998 ... The Eastern Naturist Fair, and the 1998 Volleyball Superbowl.

Life Without Clothing in 1999 ... Avalon, Empire Haven, and the 1999 Volleyball Superbowl at White Thorn Lodge.

Life Without Clothing in 2000 ... Avalon, Buckridge, Empire Haven, and the 2000 Volleyball Superbowl at White Thorn Lodge. Details soon (late but soon.)

John L. Ferri

Ferri Tales at ... My Home Page
An Introduction to Nudism ... "Did you ever stop and wonder how we got so screwed up, that our own form became something to be ashamed of?."
CyberNude ... Almost everything you may want to know about nudism.
Naked Volleyball ... "The best thing since skinnydipping".

(Background image courtesy of NASA, Pioneer Space Probe Plaque)