The Curious Mason

I, over the years, have become an information junkie. I accumulate data, books, articles, links to articles and websites, and subscribe to several daily email newsletters. In addition, I have saved almost everything I have written about Masonry, personal and organizational development, and leadership.

I have been using the World Wide Web almost since its inception, and as it grew, I needed some method to keep track of places on the Internet I wished to return to. For a long time, I have been using Protopage, a free program that allows you to create your internet home page and organize the information that interests you. If you need something like this, here is the link:

In Protopage, I have eight tabs that serve as categories to group news feeds and links to websites and blogs.  

One of my tabs is titled “Education & Learning” and has 132 links to various libraries, educational institutions, learning programs, free courses, and other websites on subjects such as philosophy, psychology, and literature, and six links to some of the latest artificial intelligence bots.

Also, I have a tab entitled “Masonic,” which has links to about 100 Masonic websites and information about the Masonic Fraternity.

I decided to tell you about my page, not because I wanted to impress you with all the different sources of information I keep, nor was it to make you think I regularly visit all these sites daily; I don’t. It was to share one of the benefits I discovered by becoming a Mason.

The benefit was Masonry made me curious.

Becoming a Mason made me intensely curious to learn about life, people, how things worked, the origin of words and meanings, historical events, and Masonry, as well as its purpose and use.

One of my favorite quotes about learning and curiosity is from Will Rogers, who said:

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

Have a Great Masonic Week!


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