Friday, January 9th, 2015

Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit

Written by J. Mitchell

I’m usually one of the first to rail against the media in our State for reporting on the news only from the Utah Connection. I do so because it is cheap and lazy and divisive. And yet, here I am writing a letter based on the Masonic connection, and to prove a point I’ve previously […]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

One-Day-Class: Limited Time Offer – Act now for a Chance to Sacrifice Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

Written by J. Mitchell

I’m no longer opposed to them based on the principle of the initiatic experience. It remains a valid point, the quality of the experience is reduced, yes. This reduced quality may not compel the initiate to transformation, yes – but that isn’t the major point. We have that problem already, without one-day-classes. This is Freemasonry, […]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

No Good Deed Goes Without Beaucratic Corruption

Written by J. Mitchell

Admittedly, this is optimized to my York Rite Bodies, but I believe there is value to be gleaned by any York organization as I’ve cobbled it together from many other York organizations. You can see this as an operational checklist at York Rite Battle Plan   Objectives Fulfill The Promise of additional Masonic Knowledge […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Square work to Circular Work

Written by J. Mitchell

  From a point to a line, from a line, to a superficies… Saw this on a mathematics site, and extracted out what I found to be very masonically relevant, especially in advocating for more light, e.g. squares, circles, and triangles. For your contemplation, consternation, or condemnation. If you watch the animation, and think about it […]

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Shame on Me. Shame on You.

Written by J. Mitchell

Shame is a good thing. When correctly applied, shame allows peers to point out a minor lapse in honor, with the hope honor can be restored, and further lapses avoided. Without out shame, there is no honor, and no means to grow and develop fraternal bonds. Too often shame is used to permanently mark an individual as despicable […]