In the comments section of a recent article, Bro. Ephraim suggested, "W.S., might I ask you start a post where posters can introduce themselves so we might be able to better understand one's background and views? I think this would be beneficial to the regulars of your blog."
Voila! So mote it be.
You're invited to the Burning Taper's First Ever Virtual E-Masonic Reunion (FEVER).
Grab a beer from the bottomless ice chest (but only if your Masonic Grand Lodge approves; we've got soft drinks and bottled water, too — whatever you want), pull up a lawn chair, and introduce yourself.
Are you a Mason? For how long? Where are you from? What Masonic groups do you belong to? Are you "mainstream," Prince Hall, Le Droit Humain, etc.? What awards, gold chains and fancy aprons have you collected?
Are any of your family members involved in Masonry? Anyone involved with the Eastern Star?
What do you think of Freemasonry? Love it, hate it, tolerate it, wish it was better, or think it's peachy-keen just like it is?
Do you blog? Have you written books or papers, Masonic or otherwise? Feel free to post links.
What do you do for a living? Maybe someone here could use your services.
And since this isn't an official and/or tyled meeting, let's talk religion and politics. (Your lips are already loosened by that beer you're drinking, so speak up.) Are you an American? Are you politically conservative, liberal, libertarian or anarchist? Who do you support for U.S. president in 2008? What do you think of the War in Iraq?
Are you Christian (please specify sect), Muslim, Jew, pagan, agnostic, atheist or what? Do you support mixing Masonry and religion inside the lodge?
Oh, and what kind of drink did you pull out of our bottomless ice chest?
Kick back. Enjoy. Have fun. We'll turn on the karaoke machine later.
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