Are all present Master Masons?

One of the best decisions I’ve made in my life was to join the Freemasons. That choice has helped me find my true spiritual path, given me the motivation to pursue higher education, and rescued my family from the financial destitution of a house fire in which we lost everything we owned. I’ve recently been […]

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Video Killed the Radio Star

On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 AM Eastern Time, MTV launched with the words “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll,” spoken by John Lack and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia (which took place earlier that year) and of the launch of Apollo 11. Music television, when new, was […]

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How do you measure success?

I pulled up to the drive-through window at MacDonald’s, credit card in hand. My internal “eating healthy” dialogue had been compromised. Salad might be a healthy choice, but not when covered in fried chicken and ranch dressing. Much to my surprise, the nice young woman at the register informed me that my bill had already […]

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Winston Churchill once said, “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” Brother Churchill and his American counterpart, Brother Franklin Delano Roosevelt, both understood the power of positive thinking and used it to lead the Allies to victory in World War II. The focus of this summer’s lessons will be to […]

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This is how we do it

Freemasonry is on the rise in Massachusetts and technology is one of the primary reasons why. With a Grand Master focused on membership and a marketing team willing to embrace new techniques, we’re heading in the right direction. As the Masonic year draws to a close, I’d like to give special recognition to some of […]

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Facebook is Social Media for Old People

In my most recent browsing, I’ve noticed that there’s messaging in the social media universe about Facebook being only for “old people.” Is this true? Thankfully, we live in a world where every rumor can be easily proved or disproved (in theory). First off, let’s define the words “old people.” Social media has always been […]

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Does color really matter?

Why is it so difficult to have a conversation about color? The words “black” or “white” often produce a visceral reaction in the listener. “Brown” is a “common” color, never associated with the “upper class“. Have you ever seen “red” when you’re angry or gone “green” with envy? Does this entire line of thinking make […]

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The 22nd District Technology Project

The 22nd District is where Hiram’s Edge was born, so its no surprise that its the first district in the Masonic jurisdiction of Massachusetts to embrace the program for all six of its lodges. This endeavor, which I have termed the D-22 Tech Project, was actually conceived four years ago, though I didn’t know it […]

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Data Analytics and the Future of Freemasonry

According to Technopedia, data analytics refers to qualitative and quantitative techniques and processes used to enhance productivity and business gain. Data is extracted and categorized to identify and analyze behavioral patterns. Grand Lodge is now doing data analytics and you, as Worshipful Master or Secretary of a Lodge, can see the results in MORI. How do I know this? […]

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Social Media and Your Masonic Identity

Social media has made the world a very transparent place. Your profile pages tell a truth about you that you may not want revealed in certain circles. Do you think about that before you post, like, or engage in conversation strings? In your Entered Apprentice Degree, the Worshipful Master clearly told you, “There you stand […]

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Facebook Boost your Lodge Membership

I’ve recently been experimenting with Facebook’s paid advertising feature called “Facebook Boost” and I just had to share some of the early results I’ve seen. As I mentioned in our class module on “Social Media Marketing“, if you’ve been involved in any type of business venture, you know that you often have to “spend money […]

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WordPress Auto Posting

Is auto-posting an effective strategy for disseminating your content? On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, we produced a Hiram’s Edge module on Social Media Marketing. Shortly after, I received an email from one of our subscribers asking about a recent WordPress update. The update, re-published on a site called “Here Next Year“, reads as follows: “2016 […]

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Freemasonry in the 21st Century

Our past is preserved and our tenets have persevered, but what about our future? The 21st Century is a very different time than the 18th, 19th, and 20th were. People communicate through text messages and tweets, shop online, and search for their desires on Facebook and Instagram …

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