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Honoring the Flag

We are all proud Americans and displaying our national symbol is one of the ways we show that pride.  We fly the flag in front of our homes, and we waive the flag during parades and other events.  And, over the years, those flags can become very tattered and worn.  You just can’t throw that flag away.  So, what can do with it once it becomes worn, faded, and tattered after serving its ceremonial duty?  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a...

Social Isolation and Loneliness

Communication coronavirus COVID-19 loneliness social isolation

Posted on Mar 22, 2020 by Brad Meyer

In these days of Coronavirus and COVID-19 we are being asked to socially distance ourselves from others and stay home as much as possible.  This important measure can help prevent the spread of this virus and hasten the end of the global pandemic we're all facing. However, this can have a side effect of creating social isolation, particularly with people 60 and older, people who live alone, and people who live with severe chronic health conditions. Social isolation and...

Communications in Trying Times

Communications Corona Virus Covid-19 Masons of California Relief

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 by Brad Meyer

This is a Facebook post from W. Gary  Charland, President and CEO of the Masonic Homes of California.  Some food for thought to help keep social distancing from becoming social isolation in these trying times of Covid-19.   Brethren, These are, clearly, exceptional times. Our fraternal bonds are never more important than they are right now, as we grapple with the COVID-19 health emergency. As you know, all non-essential gatherings are postponed or cancelled...
What is Freemasonry?

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 by Brad Meyer

When I think about how I have progressed in Freemasonry over the past 5 years, I often wonder what the purpose of the organization is. Modern Freemasonry seems sometimes like another social club where we argue about potato salad and coleslaw at times, but this is really just the surface of a greater and complex system that is truly the purpose of Freemasonry.  First of all, many Masons come through the doors of Freemasonry having no idea what it is they are getting into....

Starting My Masonic Journey

Entered Apprentice Freemasonry Freemasons

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 by Brad Meyer

I finally decided it was time to join the Freemasons here in California.  And, as with many who make that decision, there were many factors that shaped my desire to become part of the one of the oldest fraternities in the world. First, was time.  I knew I needed the time to devote to the craft and my Silicon Valley lifestyle and time demands didn’t really allow for too many extracurricular activities.  I recently retired from the 9 to 5 (more like 7 am – 9...