Continuing My Journey

Tomorrow is the Spring Reunion for the Scottish Rite of Chattanooga. There, I will receive my 4th-32nd degrees. This is a lot different than the anticipation before my 1st-3rd degrees. Before, I had a small idea about what to expect. This time, I have no idea what to expect. All I know for sure is…

Genealogy of Harrison Lodge No. 114 F&AM

Lodge/Person Name Charter/Birth Date Notes Rotrou, Seigneur de Nogent c. 935 Fulcuich¬†(Fulcois), Count of Perche c. 965 Count of Mortagne Hugues du Perche Geoffrey II, Count of G√Ętinais bef. 1030 Fulk IV, Count of Anjou 1043 le Rechin Fulk, King of Jerusalem bet. 1089 & 1092 Fulk the Younger, Fulk V Count of Anjou Geoffrey…

203rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee

I attended the 203rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee this week. It was fantastic meeting so many other brothers from so many other places. I lost count of the times I found myself shaking hands with one of the Grand officers and had no idea. They’re just normal guys and brothers, like…

3rd Lecture Complete

I decided a while back that I was going to attempt to learn my 3rd degree lecture without any other help. This means that I have no way to learn it other than going to 3rd degrees around my area. Well, tonight I finally turned in the lecture in an opened lodge. That’s a nice…

Old Man Jam 2017

My college fraternity, the Alpha-Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma, does a thing every year called the Old Man Jam. It is where a bunch of of alumni, usually 20-30, get together, rent a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN and watch the Super Bowl over a weekend. Last year was the first time I was invited to…

Bad Days

I believe that everyone has a set of bad days in their life. Those bad days are things like the death of someone close, maybe a day when someone is diagnosed with cancer, the day when a spouse walks out or divorce papers are served. You know the type of day. I may not have…

ChattanoogaMasons.com

Back in mid-December, I was wracking my brain about how I might contribute a little more to the local Masonic community and it occurred to me that I might be able to help in the same way I have helped other organizations I have been interested. With those other organizations, it was simply about creating…

Newly Elected

So, eight months and nine days after being initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason, I have been elected as the Junior Deacon of Harrison Lodge #114 F&AM. I sincerely hope that I am able to do the job well and also hope I am able to prepare well for the next step in the Lodge. In…