Me and the Grail

I spent last evening reading a small book about the Holy Grail. I’ve been fascinated by it ever since I saw a movie about King Arthur when I was a young lad. I was totally enamored by the Knights of … Read More

The Origin of Freemasonry–Does It Really Matter?

In my own Masonic experience, I have heard only a few speeches postulating the source of origin of our fraternity. Most Masons I have met seem comfortable with the rather simple but improbable possibility that we evolved from the operative … Read More

The Disharmony of Spiritual Change

I want to think there is a global movement afoot that is bringing spiritual principles to bear on the disharmony of our times. There are certainly hopeful signs that we are beginning to see a period of correction in the … Read More

The Significance of Example

I can well imagine that every man can look back over the journey of his life and quietly remember in the days of his youth those men who had a positive and/or profound influence on him. In my own case, … Read More

The Question(s) of Ethics

This paper was presented at a statewide youth leadership conference to young people, ages 13 to 18. During the workshop, the students divided into groups and worked on a number of very challenging ethical questions not included here. The response … Read More

Is The Pledge Dividing A “Nation Indivisible?”

When California physician/lawyer Michael Newdow won a lawsuit on behalf of his nine-year-old daughter challenging school-sponsored recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance because of its inclusion of the religious phrase “under God,” many people were taken by surprise. After all, … Read More

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