Presentation - Grand Programmer of the Universe
Presented at May 2014 Communicaiton
Washington Lodge member, Michael Hughes, gave an exciting talk at our May communication titled The Grand Programmer of the Universe - New Masonic Allegory for Diety in the Age of Simulation. He explored the concept of Simulation Theory, which propsed that we are all living in a a computer simulation, as dramatized in the movie The Matrix. It was a stimulating presentaiton which spurred many thoughtful questions and discussion. Brother Hughes is also the author of Blackwater Lights, the first in an exciting thriller trilogy of intrigue, ritual and magic.
Brother Bob Kimmons Honored
Baltimore Business Journal
Robert Kimmons, a member of Washington Lodge, is the division vice president and corporate equal employment opportunity officer at Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Kimmons was honored for being a board member of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc. Bro. Kimmons helped find the organization’s Central Avenue location in Baltimore, where Goodwill has a recycling center and outlet store. The organization has doubled its number of stores since Kimmons joined the board — with plans to open more during the coming year. Although Kimmons this year plans to retire from his full-time job at Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., he will continue to serve the Goodwill board.
Brother Bob Knight rallies Masons to come to aid of Boston Marathon bombing victim
The Baltimore Sun
Brother Bob Knight, member of Washington Lodge, started an avalance of donations to assist Erika Brannock, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, return to a normal life.
Erika Brannock is still adjusting to life with new physical challenges after the Boston Marathon bombing, but she now has a fully accessible bathroom, thanks to renovations by the Freemasons of Maryland. "When you have a life-altering change like this, you really need something that makes you feel more normal, and you guys have made me feel more normal. Thank you," Brannock told Grand Master Jerry Piepiora and Bob Knight, the Timonium contractor who coordinated donations.
"I really want to thank everyone at the Grand Lodge here for giving me some of my independence back and going out of your way to do something for me. It has touched my heart."