Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Lost Symbol to be release September 15,2009

Dan Brown's newest novel since "The Da Vinci Code" -- "The Lost Symbol" -- is expected to be released by Doubleday Publishing on September 15, 2009.
Many have waited to hear from the author about the book's plot, but little has been said. The publisher has been releasing cryptic teasers on Facebook and Twitter.
There has been much buzz and speculation among my Brothers of the Craft of the book's possible plotlines.
To help you wade through the hype and confusion, and to help you gain better insight of the new book's plot line, I have provided a link below to an excellent article published in the electronic version of the Just click here.
Even if you're not as interested in the book as I am, you will enjoy the article about the Freemasons and the city of Washington D.C.
The photo that you see to your right is the cover that will be released in Germany. I thought it was a nice photo of the Double Headed Eagle......hmmmm.
Personally, I have no intent to purchase "The Lost Symbol". Maybe I'll pick it up at the library or when it hits the thrift stores. But then again, maybe not.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mozarts Mysterious Death Now Revealed

Freemason-Brother Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at just 35 years old on December 5, 1791. His death has been shrouded in mystery until today. The theories why he died included,
poisoning, exhaustion, syphillis, parasites from eating uncooked pork. Mozarts wife stated that he drank day and night during his composing may have hastened his end. While others blame Tuberculosis was the cause.

But today it is believed that his death may have begun with a simple sore throat caused by bacterial infection. He may have caught the bug while visiting a hospital.

Click on the link to get the details;

Monday, August 17, 2009

Midwest Conference of Grand Lodges

I was fortunate to attend the Midwest Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges. I went with the Most Worshipful Grand Master Thomas McCarthy of Minnesota Masons and Deputy Grand Master John Cook.
The other participants were our counter parts from Manitoba, Michigan, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska.
Our host was Grand Master Russ Reno and the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. I will say that the program they put together for us was stimulating, thought provking and OUTSTANDING! I walked out the door with 14 pages of notes and some great ideas on membership, leadership, long range planning, and learned alot of new things...Of course I made many new friends.
My backside is tired from sitting long hours in the car. My side hurts from the laughter of the jokes and stories I heard. My head is over flowing with great new approaches to old problems. I learned alot and had a great time with the Masons of the Mid-West.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Welcome Zuhrah Shriners

I would like to say how pleasantly suprised I was to find out that my blog has been noted in the Zuhrah e rabian. I would like to welcome you to my blog and hope that you may find it interesting.
My intent is to provide short current articles on Freemasonry to better inform you and to create a exchange of information. It is intended so that it should only take one to three minutes to read so it wont take up much of your busy day.So click around and take a look.
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I am a proud member of the Legion of Honor, but this is a photo of our Oriental Band. I just love the way they look and play so Id thought Id share that with you.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Man and his Books

This is my current reading pile not in any specfic order. If you have a book to suggest let me know. Better yet show me yours! ( If you click on the photo it will enlarge for easier reading)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Museum for the History of American Freemasons

The National Heritage Museum is funded by the Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Jurisdication of the United States. The museum is dedicated to the history of American Freemasonry. This museum has one of the finest Masonic collections in th U.S.
The National Heritage Museum is a full service faculity that has much to offer. The Collections and exhibits are mostly Masonic but many others on American History and interesting topics. It hosts a research library and has assisted in the authoring important scholary books on Freemasonry. It is probably one of the few Museums that its gift shops specializes in Masonic apparel,books and trinkets.
The National Heritage Museum is located in Lexington Mass. the birth place of the American Revolution. As a matter of fact acouple of hundred years ago Paul Revere took his midnight ride just past the door step of the museums location. The faculity sits on 22 acres that is manicured lawns with flowering shrubs and trees.( It looks like a perfect place for a picnic)
Mark Tabbert the Author of "American FreeMasons" told me its a place that I have to visit.
He should know he used to work there.
Here is the link to see for yourself