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 3 of a 3-part series. AND IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!
00:00 Intro (segment from Secrets of the Freemasons)
01:33 Shoutout to the Brothers of Loyal Chapter No. 237 in Franklin Park, Illinois
02:03 Preparations for York Rite Grand Conclave
03:45 The X-Oriente Photo Gallery? How about a Frappr Map?
05:20 Part 3 of It’s About Time!
42:13 Wrap-up: we need to continue the conversation
Next issue, “It’s About Time part 3″ is in post production and it’s about time. It’s also about time to move on to some other topics in Masonry. I am preparing a show on “Gossip and Freemasonry.” I’ll fill you in on all the juicy details later, but first I want to talk to you guys. Have you been a victim of gossip? Do you avoid gossip? How? Please drop me a line and let me know what your experiences with gossip in the Lodge.
Also, episode 12 will probably be the last episode distributed in MP3 format. I will try switching to AAC. AAC format yield higher quality, quicker downloads, easier post-production, and the ability to do cool things like video and enhanced podcasts with chapters and graphics. If this will be a problem for you please let me know ASAP. My data informs me that the vast majority of you guys listen with AAC-capable podcast clients, already , so it shoudln’t be an issue.