Greetings.My name is Brad Felmey and I've lived my entire life in a little town just west of Fort Worth, TX.I have been active civically and politically for most of my life. I'm a past master and…Continue
"Fantastic! I hope you get out of Masonry as much as I have. :)
It's possible that jurisdictional laws may vary, but at least in Texas a lapsed Mason would not be considered eligible as a Masonic reference. Now would be a great time for your…"
"Mongoose, the protocol for visitation varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Even within a jurisdiction, there can be variation based upon whether the visitor hails from within or without the jurisdiction. Specific to Pennsylvania, this document…"
"I have heard the same argument made with circular logic. Prevent black men from joining regular Masonry, forcing a schism, then prevent them from joining regular Masonry *because* the schism presents them another option. It's almost always made…"
"A mountaintop degree? That is awesome. What a great introduction to Masonry. You lucky guy.
The race barrier is falling all over the place (even in the Old South) - as it should. The character of the man should be all that's considered, as…"
"I'm glad you persisted, Brad. Some lodges out there are... hmmm... I'll stop right there. Other lodges are excellent, though, and I hope this is the positive experience you need at this time in your life."
"My lodge also needed line openings filled. I was raised a master mason, went to one stated meeting, then went to the west.
I recommend going through the line and learning each thing one at a time. I wished I had, although I recognize the need they…"
"I once asked a (male) friend if I could call him any time of day or night if going cold turkey on TV got me into depression. He told me later how much he was hoping I didn't choose the middle of the night... but he said sure. I…"
"Okay then, a good .22 is the way to go. In a bolt action look for a used Marlin 25, they had fantastic barrels. New bolt, check out the CZ rifles, not cheap, but not heartbreakers either. In a semi-auto, go with a Ruger 10-22, they run forever, and…"
Just as Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” has been applied to many different aspects of modern life; I believe there are many great lessons to be learned from all of the warriors and warrior societies, from SEALS to Samurais, and Spetsnaz to Spartans.