Thursday, June 16, 2011

Still looking for work

16 June 2001. The Ides of June plus one. No work.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

King Solomon's Lodge

I have requested inclusion on King Solomon's Lodge. Blog code KSL074991933

There is a listing of many Masonic blogs on this website. I encourage all of my readers to check out:

  • King Solomon's Lodge and Masonic Blogs
  • Monday, June 13, 2011

    Still looking for work

    It is June 13, and I still have no job. Fortunately, the interviews and job leads, keep coming in. I had two phone interviews, and one personal interview last week. This economy is bad, with 9%+ unemployment. There are many applicants for every job. You must keep pressing on. When you interview for a job, and the answer is "NO", you must turn that "NO" around, and go ON!

    I have been keeping myself occupied. We own a condo/town home, in Lorton, about 6 miles south of our primary home. We rented the place to a low-income person, and the rent was paid by Section 8, a welfare plan. Unhappily, the renter just tore the place up, door kicked in, dishwasher melted, rugs filthy. We kept her security deposit, but it will cost about 3x the deposit, to get the place liveable again.

    Fortunately, we found a nice couple to move in. They decided to paint the entire interior. I replaced all of the electrical sockets, they were deteriorated. I also replaced wall switches, they were all disentigrated and filthy.

    The June heat is here in WashDC. Hot and humid. Most people do not realize, that for the first 150 years, that WashDC was the capital of the USA, foreign diplomats posted here, got a hardship bonus, for the climate and living conditions. The summers are unbearable, and the winters are cold and snowy. Washington DC is an 'artificial' city, created just to be the capital of the USA.

    It was located at the junction of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers, because it was a day's carriage ride, from George Washington's home (Mount Vernon). The traffic is getting so bad, that soon it will take a day to drive from Mt. Vernon to DC.

    Sunday, June 12, 2011

    A new Masonic Discussion Forum.

    There is a new Masonic discussion forum. Please check in and participate. Please tell your Masonic friends, and encourage them to participate. Thanks.

  • Masonic Talk Forum
  • 10 June. RIchard Dreyfuss made a Mason, and I saw it!

    I was in Washington DC on 10 June, and Mr. Richard Dreyfuss, the academy-award winning actor, was made a Master Mason, in due and ancient form. Then he was made a 32d degree Scottish Rite Mason.

    How fabulous, to see this man join our Craft. He spoke briefly about his new project, The Dreyfuss Initiative, which will endeavour to promulgate the teaching of Civics in American Public Schools.

  • The Dreyfuss Initiative

  • I cannot imagine my life without Masonry!

    Friday, June 03, 2011

    New Masonic magazine (digital)


  • Living Stones Magazine

  • There is supposed to be an article about the Canadian lodge in Afghanistan, but I have not yet found it.