New book coming in October, American Freemasonry: Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future, by Alain de Keghel with forwards by Arturo De Hoyos and Margaret C. Jacob. Freemasonry bears the imprint of the society in which it exists, and Freemasonry in North America is no exception. While … [Read more...] about New Book Explores the American Masonic System, its Strengths and Failings
A common connection with Freemasonry is that it is a patriotic organization. While it suggests certain attributes of patriotism, the multi-national spread of the fraternity would suggest something other than a direct form of nationalistic adherence. So then, is Freemasonry a patriotic … [Read more...] about Is Freemasonry a Patriotic Body?
Some thoughts on how to promote citizenship in America. In the Masonic world, we recently observed "Citizenship Month" here in Florida. Because of this, I was asked to give a talk on the subject for a local Lodge. Drawing upon a couple of my past columns, I assembled the following short talk: My … [Read more...] about My Talk on Citizenship
BRYCE ON HISTORY How Masonry affected America. I have been a Freemason for many years and I am still surprised by those people who believe the Masons have a secret agenda in terms of manipulating the country or stockpiling incredible amounts of wealth. Heck, we have trouble organizing a picnic. … [Read more...] about The Masonic Role in American History
BRYCE ON MORALITY - Have we really evolved as a species? (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. Of our 44 presidents, the most prolific writer was John Quincy Adams who maintained a detailed journal of his life, from boyhood until near … [Read more...] about Evil Within Our Midst
BRYCE ON HISTORY - How technology changed the country and the world. (Click for AUDIO VERSION) To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request. If you were to ask young people what they consider the most influential inventions that affected America, they would likely … [Read more...] about American Inventions
BRYCE ON GOVERNMENT - The written instruments used to govern and shape America. NOTE: You may want to "bookmark" this column and pass the web address on to others, particularly young people. I have many pamphlets describing the country's governing documents, such as the Declaration of … [Read more...] about Our Governing Documents
BRYCE ON CHANGE Were the good old days really better? As we grow older, we tend to get aggravated by the complexities of the world and yearn for simpler times. You suddenly recognize the complications caused by technology, overcrowding, government bureaucracy, and changes in moral values, … [Read more...] about A Simpler Time
I just had the pleasure of finishing Mitch Horowitz's book Occult America and am a bit surprised at the story it tells, and some of what it doesn't. Only recently did I come across the 2010 Bantum Books edition, (the first edition published in hardback in 2009) and it was the sub headline of the … [Read more...] about Be All You Can Be in Occult America
Now that we have survived the elections, where we were incessantly told what is wrong with America, perhaps it is time to reflect on what is right with it. I realize there are still hard feelings on both sides of the political spectrum, but we should shake it off and begin by thanking God we had a … [Read more...] about What is “Right” with America?