Lighting Test for the Select Master’s Degree

This is a lighting test that I am working on with a “JUNOLUX” light bulb. The bulb is about $30, and is comprised of about 100 individual LEDs that turn on and off in order to simulate a flickering flame. The bulb looks kind of odd without a lampshade or cover, but once covered, orContinue reading “Lighting Test for the Select Master’s Degree”

The Rollercoaster Ride Continues

Time for a life update. It’s been a good while since I last posted something regularly, hasn’t it? Life has been pretty good – if somewhat challenging – since I last made a normal post (instead of a podcast outline). In terms of my career, personal life, and Masonic involvement, everything is pretty different. Let’sContinue reading “The Rollercoaster Ride Continues”

(Not Mine) Changing Masonry in a Changing World

This was originally posted to the Texas Freemasons Facebook group by Brother Christopher Livingston on the 18th of September, 2017. Changing Masonry in a Changing World Christopher Livingston The world is changing. The largest taxi service in the world is Uber. It doesn’t own a single vehicle. The largest hotel service in the world isContinue reading “(Not Mine) Changing Masonry in a Changing World”

(Not Mine) Funding a Lodge from the Ground Up

This was all originally written by M∴I∴ Companion Jason Mitchell in the comments of this post. All I’ve done is format it for easier sharing – many thanks to Brother Mitchell for writing this in the first place. Funding a Lodge/Organization is something that is important to me. I’ve started a Mark Lodge, two AMDContinue reading “(Not Mine) Funding a Lodge from the Ground Up”

Instruction Certification & the Royal Arch Degree

Well, it seems that I finally went and got myself official. As of Saturday (the 25th), I am officially certified by the Grand Lodge of Texas to teach the memory work for degree proficiencies, and the opening of all four lodges (the fourth being the Lodge of Sorrows). Initially, I drove all the way toContinue reading “Instruction Certification & the Royal Arch Degree”

Advanced to the Honorary Degree of Mark Master

Today I was advanced to the honorary degree of Mark Master Mason! I was one of three candidates. It was a fun and interesting experience. The degree team did a great job despite having a bunch of people missing – those filling in did very admirably. There was joviality (something very strange compared to myContinue reading “Advanced to the Honorary Degree of Mark Master”

Handley Lodge Captures the Travel Gavel

Where the magic happens: Last night was pretty great. Fort Worth Lodge had its stated meeting night, and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many visitors – at first only minorly so, then majorly so. I shared the elevator with three or four brothers from Handley Lodge on the way up to our diningContinue reading “Handley Lodge Captures the Travel Gavel”