Feb 12, 2015 - Questions and Answers    No Comments

Question: How should I wear my masonic ring: facing up or down?

masonicringAnswer: However you want.

Some believe the Compass points should always be pointed towards you to constantly remind you of your obligation.  I disagree with this on a number of points, first: every Mason knows where he was first made a Mason.  Next, every Mason already has something that he is given to constantly remind him of stuff.

The ring should be worn as the apron is; as an outward sign to others that you’re a Mason.  If you wear your apron backwards, then – by all means – wear your ring upside down with the Compass points towards you.  If not … well, the Compass points away – so that others may see that you’re a Freemason and that you’re proud of your fraternity.

Time Capsule laid by Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and William Scollay opened

paulrevereA time capsule laid in the cornerstone of the Boston State House in 1795 has been unearthed.  This particular time capsule is notable as it was laid by Governor Samuel Adams, Grand Master of Massachusetts (and Knight Templar) Paul Revere, and William Scollay who was not only author Herman Melville’s grandfather, but also a Freemason appointed by Paul Revere as his deputy.

From the Smithsonian:

Back on July 4, 1795, none other than midnight-rider Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, who was then Massachusetts’ governor, laid a time capsule in the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The event was a big to-do. Fifteen white horses (one for each state of the union) pulled the brass box to the ceremony, where a 15-gun salute accompanied its entombment within a cornerstone by Revere, Adams and fellow revolutionary William Scollay.

You can read the whole article HERE.

Jan 1, 2015 - Masonic Education    No Comments

So Mote It Be

smibinigoAs an author, I tend to be more aware of incorrect or questionable uses of words. It doesn’t mean I write – in any way – grammatically well or spell any better than anyone else, it just means people pay me to write words, and I happen to notice when they seem … “out of place” – for lack of a better definition.

As a Mason, I am occasionally part of discussions or scroll through conversations that are Masonically oriented.

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