Author Archives: Lone Star Mason

Masonic Improvement: Creating A Vision and Goals

In my previous post, I laid the groundwork for my series on lodge improvement. I wrote about what continuous improvement is and why it’s important but I never got into the details of implementation. Let’s dive in, shall we? A … Continue reading

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Best Practice For Masonic Improvement

Introduction According to Wikipedia, A best practice is a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives because it produces results that are superior to those achieved by other means or because it has become … Continue reading

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Getting Freemasonry Noticed

As a fraternity we do a lot of things hoping somebody will notice us. The majority of the time we seek attention hoping that some men will approach us and ask for a petition. Bigger has to mean better, after … Continue reading

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How Freemasonry Is (Or Used To Be) An Honor Group

I’m a huge fan of Brother Brett McKay’s website, The Art of Manliness. I have followed his website for several years and I can tell you, with no uncertainty, that I would not be the father, the man, or the … Continue reading

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Putting Quantity Before Quality:The Open West Gate

The West Gate is a term many masons may be unfamiliar with. I know here in Texas I have never heard of it until I began actively researching and collaborating with other masons  from various jurisdictions online. In the physical sense, … Continue reading

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The Progressive Line

Imagine a company with an amazing CEO which has lead said company for the past year with such vision and enthusiasm that profits have doubled and stocks are worth more than ever before. Now imagine that same company holding a board meeting and voting to replace this same CEO with the president. The CEO did a great job, in fact he saved the company from having to close it’s doors. He loved his job and wouldn’t mind continuing to serve the company, however his time is up. Sure, everyone recognizes that the president is nowhere as capable as the outgoing CEO but a year has passed and this is how it has always been done. Continue reading

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