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A new order of Freemasons is transforming the ancient society with flair

posted May 12, 2015, 10:36 AM by John Ferguson   [ updated May 12, 2015, 11:46 AM ]
Please take a few moments and click on the link below to read the rest of this LA Times article by Adam Tschorn. Our ancient fraternity is timeless and still relevant, even in today's society.

In Los Feliz, across from a 7-Eleven on North Vermont Avenue, a few dozen men in their early 20s to late 80s share a dinner behind closed doors. Some wear full tuxedos with bow ties and jeweled cuff links, some have shoulder-length hair, and others wear open-collared shirts that reveal the slightest filigree of tattoo arching across their chests.

Over Italian food, retired lawyers and judges sit elbow-to-elbow with owners of scrap metal yards and vintage clothing boutiques. They hold forth on philosophy, the weather; they rib each other and joke about saving room for cannoli. As they reach for seconds, they reveal skull-cracking rings emblazoned with a compass and a square.