OK, not really surrounded, but, I keep finding out that folks in my life are Masons. Science fiction fans, co-workers, even family (my mom was a member of Eastern Star. I shouldn’t be surprised, our country is steeped in Freemasonry, we owe our symbols of state to Masons.
Washington was a Freemason. Which other founding fathers were?
Years ago I purchased a copy of Revolutionary Brotherhood, but I’ve never cracked it, in spite of long being facinated by the organization.
Perhaps it is high time. Now that I’ve finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (much less weighty, I know), i’m in the mood to read something a bit more serious. I’m not much of a believer in signs and portents, but I’ve never been one to look a good gift synchronicity in the mouth.