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Stoic Influences

In Insights and Thoughts by John Porter

A Young Marcus Aurelius, Musei Capitolini MC279 Up on the Platform: *Have you forgotten what’s what?* “–I know, but it’s important to them.” *So you have to be an idiot as well?* -Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Meditations A while back in Union Lodge, I had the pleasure of being on the investigation committee for a candidate. He has an abiding interest …

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Reflections on Change

In Insights and Thoughts by John Porter

“There is nothing permanent in life except change.” — Heraclitus As I write this it is St. John’s Day. Our Lodge has passed through another year of labor, and yet another lies before us. Last year gave us momentous events, enjoyable times as well as sad. Our Brothers rose to the challenges, completing the work set before them and starting work on new projects. New …