Monday, September 18th, 2017

Some Incomplete Thoughts, Completely Worth Sharing

Written by J. Mitchell

I start with Masonry being an Initiatic and orthopraxic tradition. As such the rituals aren’t for the candidate. The rituals are for the initiates. Lodges exist as a community, whereby the members arrange for a shared experience, a visceral encounter with the virtues – and in case of the MM degree the iniquities – built […]

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

How to Crush Being a Junior or Senior Steward

Written by J. Mitchell

If you can’t get trusted with coffee, you can’t be trusted with anything else, most especially with initiating the next generation of men into the Craft. If you you’re “too good” to do the coffee run, that tells the Lodge everything they need to know about you. Show some initiative and confidence by leveling up […]

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Happy 150th Birthday Wasatch Lodge № 1

Written by J. Mitchell

On Monday, October 22nd, 1866, Wasatch Lodge was established by dispensation of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Montana, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, entrusting its fate to Brothers Reuben Howard Robertson Worshipful Master; J. M. Orr, Senior Warden; and S. De Wolfe, Junior Warden. The name “Wasatch” was suggested by […]

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

To Wait With Patience

Written by J. Mitchell

I think Masons using Preston and Webb (and maybe Bristol) based work are familiar with the phrase “To Wait With Patience,” and I think we can all agree this is the first lesson in Masonry. But I also think we can also agree, collectively speaking, Masonic education provides no further commentary on this lesson. Masonry lets us […]

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Calm My Demons and Walk With Me Brother

Written by J. Mitchell

Maybe it’s because I’ve been up all night. Maybe it’s because I’ve not had enough coffee. Maybe it’s because the hardened cynic I show you, is just the fragile shell of an unrepentant romantic. But no matter the reason, the following poem (not mine) gets to me. It cuts right through all of the debris […]