My Masonic Resume

BLUE LODGE SCOTTISH RITE Harrison Lodge No. 114, Harrison, TN Chattanooga Valley, Chattanooga, TN Degrees – Degrees – Entered Apprentice (1°) – April, 1 2016 Fellow Craft (2°) – May 13, 2016 Master Mason (3°) – June 10, 2016 Lodge of Perfection (4°-14°) – April, 8 2017 Chapter of Rose Croix (15°-18°) – April, 8…

Love AWS, but…

A while back, I moved all of my websites over to Amazon Web Services (AWS). SO much faster and more responsive than my home web server. I’m glad I did it. However, I found through much trial and error that you absolutely must know what you are doing when creating a proper LAMP server. This…

Definitely Different

So, in case you haven’t been able to tell from my previous posts or my webpage, in general, I am from Tennessee. As such, I am from a Mason Lodge in Tennessee. Specifically, I am from Harrison Lodge #114 F&AM, Harrison, TN. Harrison is a relatively small, unincorporated part of the Chattanooga Metropolitan area. We…

3rd Degree

I received my 3rd degree two nights ago and WOW! Just wow. I am now, officially, a Master Mason. I think it will take a little bit for everything that transpired to sink in. Rest assured I will post more, but for now, I’m going to just say that my fraternity initiation didn’t hold a…

Utter Failure

So yesterday, we finished up our Spring 2016 disaster recovery exercise. The absolute best words that would be used to describe the exercise is utter failure. I have been involved with many of these exercises over the years and there have been some doozies. Several have some close to failure, but none have actually succeeded……

Date Set for 3rd

The date for my 3rd degree is 6/10/2016. There was a lot of thought put into this date. My first degree was on 4/1, April Fool’s day. My second degree was on 5/13, obviously, Friday the 13th. The challenge was finding a date in June that was equally interesting as the previous two degree dates.…

2nd Lecture Complete

So, that just happened. I just went in to work on my 2nd lecture with my mentor and, although I thought I had it pretty well, my mentor thought it good enough to make me do it again with an audience and make it official. Now, it is just a matter of setting a date…

Memory Work for MM

Last week, I started my memory work so that I may attain the 3rd degree in Freemasonry. So far, it is very easy compared to my last lecture. I should have this knocked out by the end of the week. Wish me luck!

2nd Degree

I received my second degree tonight. It was everything everyone said it would be. I have always been, but especially tonight, impressed with the great care all of these gentlemen put into the degree work. It was truly a pleasure to have been a part of it. I feel like I’m in the home stretch…

Date Set for 2nd

The date for my 2nd degree is May 13, 2016. I have been told this is a very pretty degree. Pure excitement, not really nervous like in the 1st. Woohoo!