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June 15, 2008


It seems that a blog about Freemasonry should contain an explanation of what exactly Freemasonry is.

Well, for me, that's difficult. Freemasonry is a very large subject. Albert Pike, the first Masonic author I ever read, and the author I continue to read daily explained what Freemasonry is and it took him 861 pages to do so. For a very serious look at the craft I'll commend him, and his works to you.

For purposes of discussion on this blog it is perhaps sufficient to say that Freemasonry is a fraternity or order that seeks to transform good men into better men thus ensuring that Masons, from whatever walk of life, are the very best men in their community. That Freemasonry, through this transformation of the individual, seeks to transform for the better the world around us.

Opinions, and statements will vary, but that is how I most often think about the fraternity. For a more in depth, yet not too involved explanation, perhaps others are more suited than I to explain just what Freemasonry is:

Grand Lodge Of Washington Membership Page

Freemasonry Explained by The Grand Lodge of Michigan

How To Join

About This Blog

This is a blog about Freemasonry.

Specifically I guess, this is a blog detailing my thoughts about Freemasonry. Freemasonry is not dogmatic in the odious sense of that term; your thoughts may differ from mine. That is OK.

As you read my thoughts about Freemasonry, I hope that you will remember the following words of Grand Commander Pike:

"Every one is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound."

-Morals And Dogma, Preface

About The Author

Masonic Stuff:

Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Sultan-Monroe number 160
Member, Skykomish number 259
Senior Warden, Centralia number 63
All Grand Lodge of Washington

Member, Tacoma Scottish Rite Bodies

Member, The Prestonian Table Lodge.

Masonry claims that it will make good men better. I know this claim to be fact because I am better for it.

Political Stuff:

I currently work as a Senior Legislative Assistant for the Washington State Senate. Previously I've served as Councilman and Mayor, The City of Snohomish.

Personal Stuff:

I now make my home, with my partner Melinda and super-dog Cooper, in the historic Edison district within the City of Centralia Washington. Three beautiful and successful daughters round out our immediate family.

Writing Stuff:

I write a great deal, a bit under my own name, much ghostwriting for others. I've always enjoyed my writing, and over the years I seem to have grown successful at it, so my scribbling can't be all that bad I guess.

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