Monday, January 24, 2011

Come out, come out, where ever you are...

So I have returned to blogging about Masonry and I have found that there are very few of us left. As I mentioned in my last post, I think the problem is the many walled gardens that have been erected throughout the internet closing the avenues for Masonic ideas. That means it's my job to get you guys back out of the woodwork again. I know you're out there.

I would like to encourage more brothers to blog even if it's about their experience becoming a Mason. Ask yourself, why did I join?, what do I want out of Masonry?, or any other question you can think of and start a journal of your Masonic experience.

All of us want to get something out of our time which is why we joined this Fraternity. We want a place to learn and present ideas. Some of those ideas should be behind closed doors but some ideas should be allowed to flourish, to create a set of best practices. Frankly, if we are are presenting a Masonic idea that should be behind a closed door, then that door should be both physical and tiled not merely behind a computer password.

My hope is that, in the coming months, I will present a full list of my experiments as Master and how they have changed Corinthian Lodge. If you are a Masonic blogger, post a comment below with the name and address of your blog so that everyone can find and read your material.

3 comments:

Lee Coursey said...

Hello Brother.

I have just finished my year as Master, and am looking forward to my first meeting since I was raised where I am not an officer.

I think that point illustrates the functional problems that so many are dealing with in Masonry today. We are so busy trying to keep things running and keep brothers happy that the idea of being able to develop a plan and pull it off, usually on top of our usual vocation and family obligations, is such a huge ordeal.

Just a thought. I look forward to your observations, and I will try to start sharing mine once I revamp my own blogdy

The Palmetto Mason said...

Nick,

Though running a little slower with old age and a busy schedule, the Palmetto Mason can still be found at: http://palmettomason.blogspot.com/.

The Millennial Freemason said...

@Grayson - I've been reading your content since Palmetto Mason's inception as well as your previous, and your grasp of Masonic history is astounding.

@Lee - When you start writing again, just let me know and I'll add you to my blogroll.

Nick