Greg Stewart, sent me a link to his blog, Masonic Traveler, in which he wrote a very nice review of X-Oriente. I did a little reading and found that it is a pretty good Masonic read! Please check it out!

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Recently, a special task force from the Masonic Information Center (MIC), part of the Masonic Service Association published a paper called “It’s About Time! Moving Masonry into the 21st Century” This paper is different and important. It’s the first paper I’ve read in a long time that takes a truly critical look at the problems of our fraternity without a partisan position. It dovetails nicely with the goals here at X-Oriente, so we’re going to take an in-depth look at the paper in its entirety. This is part 2 of a 3-part series.


00:00 Intro (segment from Secrets of the Freemasons)

01:43 Shoutout to Bro. Jerry Torres of Isarog Lodge #33, of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines F&AM

02:30 Did you see the DaVinci Code? Did you like it?

03:30 Visiting the Brothers of Independent Royal Arch No. 2 In New York

09:00 My good friend and Brother Howard Crawford is moving to Puerto Rico, and we’ll miss him. A tribute.

13:00 Part 2 of It’s About Time!

48:27 Wrap-up

49:24 Outro

Theme music by Charlie Crowe

Music of the Spheres by Music of the Spheres, available at

Outro: Joy, by Charlie Crowe


The greatest Father’s Day present one can get is the privilege of being a Dad. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there.

It’s been a very hectic month what with all the travel I’ve been doing, but I finally got to sit down for a few minutes and record part 2 of “It’s About Time!” I will edit it on Sunday after Father’s day Festivities and hopefully it will be on your ‘pod by Monday morning!