From the West (July)

From the West (July)

Brethren, The Summer months are here, and the weather couldn’t be more beautiful here in Petaluma. This July, I’ll be camping with my family at Hendy Woods in Mendocino County. It’s been a time honored tradition that I have been fortunate to...
From the West (December)

From the West (December)

Curious that how I teach others to write what they think, I find myself without words to write. So I’m going to practice what I preach and give you whatever comes to mind. Your mind goes in as many directions as there are prisms of light, so the first thing to do is...
From the West (November)

From the West (November)

I recently had a conversation that was pleasant enough until the subject of Masonry came up. It started with the usual niceties, where are you from, how long have you been married, and so on. Then the telling question came out, “What do you do?” My usual response...
From the West (August)

From the West (August)

Hello summer! Let me relate some thoughtful words from “The Royal Arch Mason”, summer issue, paraphrased somewhat. There is an old story about a monastery high on a cliff and the only way up was in a basket pulled by a rope. As a man prepared to climb into the...
From the West (July)

From the West (July)

My Brothers, Last month we looked at how we learn. This time let me ask – why? Is there an inborn human trait we’re born with to question everything and even go so far as to ask, why are we here? We’re all born helpless, but for our Mother’s love, then...