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Masons honor one of their own: Gerald R. Ford

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July 14, 2021: A re-blog in honor of 14th President Gerald Ford born July 14, 1913:

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SAGINAW NEWS | Jan 3, 2007 

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Brother Gerald R. Ford Sovereign Grand Inspector General 33rd degree. Member of Royal Order of Jesters, a secret society within the Shrine. “The Jesters pride themselves in having control of all leadership positions at all of the Shrine Temples in the US and Canada as well as the Imperial Shrine leadership. Oral sex competitions between brothers were considered ‘fun’ activities to build a strong brotherhood bond between members of the Royal Order of Jesters.”
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Freemasons across Michigan will drape the altars in all 335 Masonic Lodges throughout the state for 30 days in memory of former President Gerald R. Ford, who was a Mason.

Grand Master Walter F. Wheeler of the Michigan Masons ordered the Freemasons to perform the brief ceremony of putting a black drape over the altar, followed by a moment of silence at their January meetings.

Saginaw County has…

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July 14, 2021 at 5:53 pm

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Color-Coded Ancestry

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A useful idea for researchers!

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Approximately five years ago, a family history blogger, J. Paul Hawthorne, a.k.a. the GeneaSpy, came up with a simple process of keeping track of his family’s birthplaces, using color-coded charts. He posted his idea on his blog, and that idea inspired others. What started as an easy way for him to trace his family places of origin quickly went viral, and amateur genealogists everywhere answered the call to color-code their charts.

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July 13, 2021 at 10:29 pm

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Full Moon in Capricorn, June 24, 2021

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Full Moon!

Libra Seeking Balance

After the two eventful eclipses, this plain old garden variety Full Moon at 03° 28′ Capricorn on 24 June 2021, 11:40 AM PDT is going to be very easy to live with. The Cancer Sun and Capricorn Moon both harmoniously aspect Jupiter in Pisces, further easing tensions and giving us a renewed sense of optimism. Water and earth dominate the Full Moon chart though all the elements are represented. Even though Neptune in Pisces is at a standstill preparing to station retrograde at 23° 12′ on June 25, Mercury in Gemini is now direct and inching its way back up to speed. All of this makes taking a moment to simply be present possible.

The dance between the planets in water and earth is very noticeable on this lunation. Not only are the Cancer Sun, Cancer Moon and Jupiter in Pisces moving in harmony but Venus in Cancer, Pluto in…

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June 24, 2021 at 1:42 pm

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New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini, June 10, 2021

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Helpful insights within!

Libra Seeking Balance

We’ll see all types of opinions flying about on this New Moon Solar Eclipse at 19° 47′ Gemini on 10 June 2021, 03:53 AM PDT. What will be in short supply is accurate information, thanks to Neptune in Pisces squaring a Gemini stellium composed of the Sun, Moon and retrograde Mercury in Gemini. There is a strong possibility secrets will be outed that will make some people extremely uncomfortable. Gemini’s natural inclination is share all information that passes through their hands, good, bad or otherwise. This lunation has great lessons on why living as honest a life as possible is a very good thing.

The only real bright spot of this lunation is a nurturing waxing sextile between Venus in Cancer and Uranus in Taurus. Look for breakthroughs in emotional healing techniques that can greatly benefit our personal relationships. This is one instance when the love at first sight phenomena…

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June 9, 2021 at 4:06 am

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Full Moon in Scorpio, April 26, 2021

A brilliant assessment of the Scorpio Full Moon!

Libra Seeking Balance

It’s going to be a very muddy Full Moon at 07° 06′ Scorpio on 26 April 2021, 08:32 PM PDT. All the fire present at the New Moon in Aries has disappeared and we have an abundance of earthy Taurus instead. Scorpio Full Moons are typically intense affairs and this one is no exception. While the surface may seem placid, there is a powerful undertow at work.

We still have four planets in Taurus including the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus. Mercury and Venus both make a waning square to Saturn in Aquarius while the Sun conjoins Uranus. Taurus is noted for keeping a level head with both feet firmly planted on the ground, and the surface calm reflects this. Naturally Uranus in Taurus is the pot stirrer, and the square to Saturn in Aquarius doesn’t help matters. What this Full Moon in Scorpio does is offer us an opportunity…

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April 25, 2021 at 8:29 pm

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Earth Week; Follow the Money – oops, Food

So beautiful!

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Follow the Money  Food

This past week brought a new generation of Smooth-billed Anis to Parque Las Vegas.    Residing in a small tree that grew along a lower area along the rio, it was easy to observe from almost eye-level vantage point from afar.   

I shared the images with a few friends and invited them to meet the new babies the next day.    

Life can change quite fast, and in 24 hours’ time, the park maintenance crew had altered the scene.  I was probably the only person who noticed, but oh, it was a visceral blow to the senses.

Wondering where they might have gone – or if they’d been hauled away with the debris, I watched for a while and saw one adult Ani with an insect in its mouth.  It perched for ten or so minute while calling often.   Eventually it flew to the…

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April 21, 2021 at 4:51 pm

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Full Moon in Libra, March 28, 2021

We’ll go fly a kite!

Libra Seeking Balance

We finally have a decent balance in both mode and elements on this Full Moon at 08° 18′ Libra on 28 March 2021, 11:48 AM PDT, something Libra loves. The Aries Sun conjoins Venus, Libra’s ruler, and this pair is part of a Kite Pattern which includes a Grand Trine in air (Libra Moon, Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius). What a rush!

The best thing about a Kite Pattern is it has more dynamic energy than a Grand Trine. The two sextiles and one opposition boost the energy and give it a focused outlet. Grand Trines are lazy, gently spinning around going nowhere. The sextiles in this case are to the Aries Sun-Venus conjunction from Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius. And the Full Moon in Libra is the “arrow” being launched outwards. Air and fire feed each other, generating inspiration and powerful ideas. In this instance…

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March 27, 2021 at 4:31 am

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The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland

Wow!

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The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland

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March 20, 2021 at 7:42 pm

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Beautiful primeval forest at Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine, Yakushima, Japan .]]>

Magical!

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March 19, 2021 at 1:49 pm

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Here’s Your Sign #18 ~ Jamestown, Colonial Virginia

Well, I suppose that Valerie’s and my Jamestown ancestors must have been acquainted, or perhaps neighbors!

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For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.

The sign states the following: “Nearby to the east is Jamestown, the original site of the first English colony in North America. On 14 May 1607, a group of just over 100 and boys recruited by the Virginia Company of London came ashore and established a settlement at Jamestown Island. They constructed a palisaded fort there within the territory of the Paspahegh Indians, who with other Virginia Indians had frequent…

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