Mahatma Gandhi

MAHATMA GANDHI a true story shared with me by way of the March 15th edition of Lion's Paw, the official Newsletter of Haida Lodge #166 Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon. When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, there was a professor, whose last name was Peters, who felt animosity toward Gandhi, and because Gandhi never conceded Continue reading

On Allegories

On Allegories 1. Allegories , when well chosen ,are like so many tracks of light in a discourse' that make everything about them clear & beautiful                                                                      Addison 2.; A man conversing in earnest, if he watch his intellectual process, will find that a material image, more or less Continue reading

The System of Freemasonry

A quote attributed to Dr. James Anderson D.D. first Grand Secretary Grand Lodge of England 1717. and taken from "The Spirit of Masonry" written by William Hutchison in 1775   Dr Anderson says, that in his time   "the system , as taught in the regular Lodges, may have some redundancies or defects, occasioned by the indolence or Continue reading

Why do we say THAT

Caught Eavesdropping!!!! There are lots of stories in the news today about "Phone-tapping" and "bugging devices".  People who do this are the high-technology counterparts of the centuries-old "Eavesdropper" --someone who listens in to other people's private conversations. The eaves of a house are the parts of the roof that stick out over the walls, Continue reading

On Religion

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. Albert Einstein “Whether one believes in religion or not, Whether one believes in this religion or that religion, The very purpose of life is happiness, The very motion Continue reading

On Relationships

“Don’t let someone become a priority in your life, when you are just an option in theirs.Relationships are best when they are balanced.” Unknown   “Never explain yourself to anyone, because the person who likes you doesn’t need itand the person who dislikes you won’t believe it anyway” Unknown   “When we wake up in the morning, we have TWO simple Continue reading

On Leadership

When students (readers) come back to me and tell me that something I said changed them in a positive way, I know what I’m doing is special. Elizabeth Warren, Educator Continue reading

On Friendship

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art….It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that GIVE value to survival” C.S. Lewis        (1898-1963) "Friendship's the wine of Life"   (I like this one!!!!!!) Edward Young  (1683-1765) “If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find Continue reading

On Aging

Reporters interviewing a 104 year old woman “And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?” the reporter asked. She simply replied “ No peer pressure” It’s scary when you start making the same noises as your coffeemaker. Continue reading