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Apr 14, 2013 - Personal Freemasonry    No Comments

Suspended Coffee

SuspendedCoffeeThere’s a story floating around the internet about “caffe saspeso” – suspended coffees. While it’s been related to an Italian tradition, I personally think it’s a tradition that should be passed on until it becomes worldwide. This story has been verified as “true” by snopes.

Here it is in it’s entirety (with a tip o’ the Master’s Hat to Michael R. Poll):

We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:

“Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended” They pay for their order, take the two and leave.

I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”

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Feb 6, 2012 - Personal Freemasonry    1 Comment

Five Years

Five Year MemberAs I reach that first milestone in my Masonic adventure, I feel that now is a good time to pull over to the side of the road, check the map, and see where I stand as a man and as a Mason.

I had to ask myself the tough question: Am I a better man, being a Freemason?

Since I was a child, I have been a member (sometimes in good standing, sometimes less so) of the Roman Catholic Church. I’ve served in various capacities, at different times, in a few parishes. I’ve been an altar boy, an usher, a liturgical minister, a Eucharistic minister, a groundskeeper and – somewhere along the line – I became an ordained minister. Read more »