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“Captain” William Morgan back in the news

I’m guessing the media in Western New York state is looking for spooky stories for the month of October and uncovered this little gem.   WGRZ Channel 2, the local Buffalo. New York NBC affiliate , did a news piece on the area’ ultimate cold case-The William Morgan affair. I’m sure most of you are familiar […]

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I’m back

I’m not sure if anyone noticed but I kinda had to quit posting to my blog for the last month or so.  Not because of illness or lack of news (There was plenty of that) but because Google decided my site was the equivalent of a crime ridden crack alley. Many of you probably know […]

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Grand Master of Texas announces virtual Grand communication plans

Grand Master of Texas Paul Underwood announced a plan to allow Texas Master Masons to attend the 2021 Grand communication from the comfort of their own home this next coming January. Due to current measures in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic and required social distancing practices the Grand lodge hall in Waco cannot accommodate […]

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In person study classes allowed in Texas

Good news for Masonic education and the Brethren of Texas (Bad news for Zoom) in an an proclamation issued by the Grand Master of Texas, Most Worshipful Paul D. Underwood on August 25, 2020 Masonic study groups are once again allowed to meet in lodge buildings, including within the lodge room, if certain protective and […]

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My (rough) Masonic ride

My (rough)  Masonic ride by Brother A.B.   Editors note:  This piece was written by a friend and Brother of mine for almost two decades.  His purpose for writing this piece was not to point fingers, or criticize anyone or even to slander his Grand Lodge.  The Brother just felt that maybe his experience might […]

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NMJ Virtual reunions?

As we all know too well the Covid-19 virus has made lodges and Grand lodges cancel many of the events we have grown accustomed to attending through the years.  Masonic Appendant and concordant bodies haven’t been immune to such cancellations either. Many of the bodies like the Imperial Shrine sessions and the General Grand Council […]

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The Masonic Messenger

In the pursuit of shameless self promotion I wanted to mention that recently I was honored by Grand Lodge of Georgia  by having one of my installments of the 50 Year member entitled “Masonry-A cut above” published in the June 2020 issue of their Grand Lodge magazine The Masonic Messenger . It is always an […]

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General Grand Council goes virtual

The old saw “We’ve never done it this way before” has been tossed aside (At least temporarily).  The General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International has decided to forgo their nonperson triennial meeting scheduled for September in Louisville, Kentucky and replace it with a virtual online session. In a statement released on July 1st  in […]

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Masonic week 2021 preliminary schedule posted

The Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees has posted a preliminary schedule for Masonic week 2021  which will be held February 10-14th at Hyatt Recency Crystal City in Arlington Virginia. Since the details are just preliminary registration forms and links for the hotel reservations have not been posted as of yet.  To view a schedule […]

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Shriners rebranding explained

In an effort to clarify the rebranding Shriners Hospitals for Children The Public Relations Department of Shriners International sent out the following email today ( June 4, 2020) to the membership: Dear Nobles, Our great Fraternity has seen many changes in our nearly 150-year history, from world wars to the rise of industry and technology. Our […]

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