2021

Greetings from the East!

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“This is what it is, ok. I said empty your mind; be formless. Shapeless. Like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow, or it can crash. Be […]

2021

Patience

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My Brothers, One of the many things that was said to me as I made arrangements for my year in the East was that I would learn things about myself. Although it has only been a month, those lessons are already starting, and I would like to share one with you all. Patience. Some say […]

2021

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, Well, here it is. My first Master’s Message. To be honest, it still hasn’t set in yet. With all the commotion and uncertainty that was 2020, the idea that I would ever be in a position of leadership, either at my job or within our Fraternity, never even occurred to me. Sure, plenty of […]

2020

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, As the 2020 Masonic Year draws to a close, we remember just how difficult and unusual the period has been. And like many, I too did not envision this for my year as Master of our Lodge. I am relieved, however, with our progress throughout and pleased with what we have been able to […]

2020

Growth Rings

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The entire history of a tree, year by year, can be read in the circular groves that mark its annular cycle; its growth rings. Dry years, wet years, health and affliction, a scattered wildfire, or a lightning strike, all can be defined in those annular recordings. Those unique slices of time. Trees like redwoods and […]

2020

Greetings from the East…

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Actors in a Broadway show are immersed in the character they are playing in that show. Their entire existence is contained within the three walls of the stage. When an actor becomes aware that they are only a character in a show and notices that there is an audience watching them, they will sometimes step […]