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Intolerance is a Catalyst for Social Decline
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Many oppressed members of our society believe they cannot have friends in mainstream America; even if we could all agree on who mainstream America represents. Gays and lesbians, AIDS victims; immigrant rights groups, sufferers of racial profiling, child custody casualties; … Read More

We Can Think. Therefore We Are…Aren’t We?
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One of the most common quotes taken from any philosopher is that of Descartes, who said; “I think; Therefore, I am.” He posited the statement around the philosophical themes of a 17th century view of reason and rationalism. It was … Read More

In Defense of Fraternity
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A Dilemma of the War on Terrorism I am a Freemason. I am also a Baby Boomer. In my generation that would make me a bit of an anomaly because most men in America born after WW II have not … Read More

A Dilemma of the War on Terrorism
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As long as humankind is inspired by the notion that there is a Deity, that some form of metaphysical reality exists beyond our finite world; and this unearthly principle also has the ultimate power to penalize or reward our actions … Read More

Old Glory Flies For All Of Us
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I remember how easy it was to grow up in America. My father’s generation had already survived the Great Depression of the 1930s. Many from that same era then crossed the ocean their forefathers had once sailed, but the other … Read More

To Be The Heroes We Are Supposed To Be
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Like the archetypal hero, we each can transcend to a new level of awareness and attain a veritable rebirth. One of the powerful icons of antiquity is displayed in a section of a votive relief at the Louvre in Paris. … Read More

Getting to the Big Picture
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I attend a lot of Masonic meetings throughout the country; have personally got to know hundreds, perhaps thousands, of men. For decades, I have watched men go about the daily activities of being Masons, whether in their conduct of lodge … Read More

The Undivided Heart
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The man walked confidently as he held close the hands of the Brothers selected to guide his way in darkness about the lodge. The ceremony was his first as a candidate for the mysteries of Masonry. It was a solemn … Read More

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