Yes I'm still alive. I updated some of the sidebar items today to show more t-shirts and less rings. I thought it would be more interesting. Hopefully I'll get some time soon to post some interesting eBay items. I'm also looking at ways to make it easier for you to find interesting eBay items on your own through my site. Stay tuned...
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
How many of us love to travel with groups of friends or have been on a masonic road trip? We love them but we all dread the planning and coordination involved. I just found this neat Web Application with a pretty simple name. It's called I'm In
I took a look and thought it was a fantastic idea. Hey if I didn't I wouldn't write about it now would I? So when you are planning the next road trip or weekend trip with the guys (or girls) why not use this little application and see if it makes things easier. They even give travel ideas! Let me know how it works for you. I can see myself using it. I noticed they put a MadLibs section on the homepage that I need to checkout next LOL!!! Gotta see if it's child-friendly or adult-oriented.
The site gives you a spot for itinerary, photo-sharing, see who's coming and when, etc... Pretty darn cool. Where was this when I was planning my wedding in the Carribean?
So it's called I'm In... Short but sweet.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I found this item very quickly today. It is definitely one-of-a-kind masonic folk art. I would encourage you to take a look at the item even if you are not interested in buying something like this. I was amazed that someone was able to carve something like this, especially given they were in prison. It is assumed that the prisoner was a fellow brother and carved it as a gift to the Deputy Warden. I'm not sure of the age but the thought behind this carving is remarkable. I wonder if these two men smoked together?
Masonic Prison Art on eBay
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wow, I've been doing a lot of blogging about other stuff other than eBay stuff lately. Today I wanted to post a link to my new lodge website. Not for lack of reason though.
Today is the 25th anniversary of one of my best friends, R.W. Bro. Charles. Here is the link http://adastra.grandlodgens.org/news.html
Look around while your there and check out the website. It isn't the flashiest site but it has tons of heart!
If you do go there and sign the guestbook, tell them Bro. Dean sent you.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
OK yesterday I put up my sidebar that shows different masonic products on the web. If you didn't see it yet... just scroll down and watch the left hand side. You need to get past my ever-present "most watched" eBay listing section first. I liked the eBay section too much to get rid of it. Besides it has neat stuff show up everyday.
So the test today is to see which item I added to the sidebar just for a good laugh. Perhaps it may interest a few of you? But they should put age restrictions on some things.
I also added at least one more t-shirt from Greg as many of you seemed to like it.
OK so the test is to find the item and to add a bit of humour you have to suggest an alternative use for the item as well!!!! Good Luck!
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I'm not one to find myself blogging about controversy very often and do not use my blog for those means but you may want to take a look at this new blog Innerguard. It explains the controversy over an historic Masonic building in Halifax, Nove Scotia, Canada. It admittedly covers only one side of the controversy, but at this time I must disclose I am in agreement with this side, until I can find a solid argument to the contrary. To date I have not. I think we are underselling prime land on the Halifax peninsula where there is scarcity of land and high occupancy rates. My hands are in the air brethren...
I wanted to point out and explain my new tool in my sidebar. First though I want to mention why I point out all these masonic items online. I always found it easy to find masonic items but hard to find what I wanted. Furthermore I wasn't sure if I could always trust the merchant. Besides I have fun looking for all these masonic items. I will continue to post interesting eBay items here as I always do (as long as my kids allow me the time and I'm not too busy with work! LOL)
In the sidebar you will now find the "Freemason Store". This is actually more of a showcase of things on the web, a one-stop shop for masonic items. I find them and place them there. These items are not being sold by me directly. When you click on them you will be taken directly to the store that vends that particular item. I should mention that I have one item up there right now that is sold by a good masonic blogging pal of mine. Greg over at Masonic Traveller did the Masonic Collegiate T-Shirt you can see near the top. I always liked that shirt and thought I'd take the chance to list it here. This week I took a fancy to rings... maybe next week I'll switch it more towards books... Who knows???
Enjoy... and if you want to flame me go ahead. I just want to do what I enjoy doing. Oh you can also make suggestions, that would be nice. If you have questions on how you can do somethign like this for your website... well I'd be more than happy to show you.