Member Spotlight
Jeremy M. Debard, 32°
We continue this series this month with Brother Jeremy Debard, 32°. 1. Where are you from? Born and raised in Reno, NV. Lived in Colorado since I came here for college. Served 4 years away in California (Deployed 2 times to Iraq) while in the Marine Corps Infantry. 2. Tell us about your family. Grandfather was a WW2 veteran (106th Cavalry - France to Berlin). Uncle served in Vietnam (USS Turner Joy). I served in Iraq. Father was a Navy Pilot (A7) and a police officer. Mother is a retired Registered Nurse. I have 4 brothers (3 older) and 1 sister. My wife is a high school counselor. We have a 6 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. 3. What do you do for a living? I am a Federal Police Officer for the U.S. Mint. …read more

From the Consistory West
By David A. King, 32° KCCH
One cool Spring afternoon a few years back, I had little to do and decided to walk up to the Anythink Library that we are fortunate to have in our development. As I was browsing through the books, my eye caught a small little book "The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters" by Andy Anderson. This is one of those small novelty books with only 122 pages.It was one of those actions that you have no justification for doing, but I started flipping through the pages and it piqued my interest. I picked a comfortable chair and sat down to read. The theme of the book is that all of our actions, no matter how small, have an impact on the universe. As Scottish Rite Masons, we learn that every …read more

Prelate's Pulpit
By James H. Harris, 33°
Great Architect of the Universe, Dear God, we live with a variety of feelings, not always understanding what is happening and looking for some direction. However, during this Thanksgiving and holiday season, may we choose the attitude of gratitude. Help us to realize that life is a gift from you. Let us be grateful for our food, our water, and even the air we breathe. We are thankful for our family, our friends, and our neighbors. May we live our lives giving thanks with humility and grace. Help us reach out with generosity, care, and love to those in need. May we realize that not everyone is like us, or agrees with us, or even …read more

Editor's Trestleboard
By William A. Hickey, III, 33°
As we head into the holiday season, a couple of things come to mind. First, my oldest daughter - the one born in Scotland while I was stationed with the navy there - gave me what has to be the greatest Christmas present ever - the Scotch Advent Calendar. It has 24 "wee drams" of various Scotches - some pretty rare, others not so much. Some are probably unheard of on this side of the ocean. In any case, it reminds me that this year is the 8th year of the Whisky College sessions before the annual Burns Supper in January. Our "guide" Stan has a surprise theme for us this year. So, if you haven't made a reservation are available. A Word …read more