Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I have been very bad about adding new material to the blog lately but my life at home, work and Masonically has been very busy. So this entry will consist of some quick comments on a variety of things that I have had in mind for Ars Masonica...

First, I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who has posted comments. I appreciate knowing that you enjoy the blog as random as it is.

There are alot of new books with a Templar theme in the book stores and libraries. "The Last Templar" and "The Templar Legacy" are two recent novels that are on the shelves right now. I am sure that "The DaVinci Code" has had a great influence in this subject matter. My interest in Freemasonry sprang from an earlier interest in the Knights Templar. Can the public interest in the Craft be peaking soon as well? Will we be ready?

I am due to finish the Grand Lodge of New York's Individual Development Course this coming weekend. As mentioned in an earlier entry, it was designed as a management course for current and future Grand Lodge Officers. It is commencing with a group project. My group's project is the development of a survey which we hope will assist lodges in learning why their meeting attendance is low. With luck the results of the survey would indicate what sort of programs the Brothers are looking for. The course has had its low and high points but overall, the group dynamic has been great.

I have recently taken up Tai Chi. I learned that one of my neighbors has been a practitioner for over 25 years and he offered to instruct my wife and me. We are both enjoying it and I highly recommend it to everyone. This has also lead me to reading a bit about Taoist Philosophy with its Yin-Yang symbol. The basic principle seems to be seeking balance. In this manner, the Yin-Tang could easily be equated with the Pillars, Jachin and Boaz.

Every thing is related...

1 comment:

Christopher Hodapp said...

So Richard, what were the results of the survey?