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!

1st Lecture Complete

I finished my 1st lecture for purposes of advancing to the 2nd or Fellow Craft degree. Heart was pounding, but I was told I did very well. Just waiting for a date now. I’m excited.

Memory Work for FC

I have begun the memory work for advancement to the 2nd degree or Fellow Craft. So far, I have been able to retain much more than I thought possible. Hopefully this will continue to be the case.

1st Degree

I became an Entered Apprentice tonight. It was absolutely everything I thought it would be and then some. I haven’t experienced anything like that in a very long time… 23 years, to be exact. Looking forward to Fellow Craft in about 28 days… hopefully. What a night!