Monday, April 19, 2010


According to the counter, my blog has now received over 1000 views, so it seems that at least someone is reading this. It is gratifying to know that people find interest in my writings, and I hope that I have helped to spread Masonic Light.
I started out this year with a pretty good record, managing about one posting a week for the first few weeks of the year. Then life happened. I redeployed from Afghanistan to Alaska and have been extremely busy ever since. Between readjusting to normal life, finding a place to live and driving 3600 miles through the United States and Canada with my wife and six children, I have had very little time to devote to the Craft. Now I am mostly installed, waiting for my household goods to arrive, and hopefully I will have more time.
In my absence from the blogging scene, there has been a great deal of controversy in the Masonic world revolving around events in Arkansas. A great deal has already been written about this affair, and I will not add any further comment except to say that I find the actions of the Arkansas Grand Lodge despicable, embarrassing and unmasonic in the extreme. I offer my solidarity and support to Brother Derek Gordon and hope that whatever fate he suffers serves as a call to action for Brethren everywhere to fight against injustice in our Fraternity. We as Masons need to send the message that bigotry and intolerance have no place in our gentle Craft. Perhaps Grand Lodges need to be reminded that they exist to serve the Masons of their jurisdiction and not the other way around.
In the next few weeks I hope to resume an at least semi-regular posting schedule. Thanks for reading!


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