Archive for the ‘Random musings’ Category


“Going Dark in the Summer”

July 17, 2007

Summer timeI just wanted to pass on a quick note to the readers of my blog.  All of the Lodges in my area “go dark” in the summer months, so there isn’t too much going on right now in my Masonic journey. 

I don’t want to write posts for the sake of “just writing something”, because I don’t want to add too much clutter to the blog.  I want the blog to continue to be a fairly coherent story of my Masonic experiences. 

I have found that most of my visitors find my blog through search engines, and judging by their search terms, they are people who are just starting to discover what Freemasonry is all about.  I started writing about 7 months ago, and I have now passed 20,000 hits, so it is very rewarding to be providing this resource to so many people.  I expected to have maybe 5 or 6 people per day stumble on to this blog, so I’m actually quite surprised by the interest.

When I was first looking into Freemasonry on the Internet, I was looking for personal experiences of what Masonry was really like and what to expect.  I couldn’t find that information out there, so I started this blog. 

Right now I am still working on my Master Mason’s catechism and will be “proving up” in September.  I’ll tell you all about it then…


Grenade Humour

March 30, 2007

Grenades  One can never forget to attempt to add humour into their everyday lives.  I have been looking for months for something that could be funny about “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”.  I found some good jokes about horseshoes, but I never imagined that I would find a great line about Handgrenades so here it is:

A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France, resulting in Linoleum Blownapart.


Yet Another Dam Blog Begins

December 30, 2006

Hmmm…  Horseshoes and Handgrenades.  A wonderful childhood game where “close” only counts.  Probably not “close” to any topics, but that is the fun when your eyes are closed.

Time Magazine said that I am the person of the year, so I thought that I should create a blog and not just be a spectator.  Sure, I Digg stories here and there, and vote on Podcast Alley, write an occasional review of a product that I’ve purchased, and even had a website of my own with some ads that made me a little coin.  But this is just a little of me throwing horseshoes and handgrenades into the emptiness of cyberspace.  Will anyone notice?