Another horrible reminder that the only road offered by drugs is one that ends tragically for people and their families. For the sake of all the victims, I hope they catch the cowards behind this. Regardless of circumstances, no one deserves to be executed like that, especially innocent people that were only in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Well, I was going to say that this article was somewhat informative for those of us that really don't know a whole lot about the history of Freemasons (and I say somewhat because I feel this dive into history really only dipped 1% below the surface), but the issues of accuracy give me pause. On one hand, it's great that attention can be brought to something that has been a part of Cleveland's history for so long; on the other hand, if the representation isn't accurate, what's the point of bringing it to everyone's attention?
I am mr coste of this article and there are many things wrong with this? I have personally initiated women into Lodges here st the temple? Strange content that did not come from me and about Halcyon found it's way into this article. ..........more later...
Dear Kind Sir,
I wish you would have done more thorough research before posting your article....
Let me begin by saying how happy and relieved I am to have " forcibly detached [myself] from any semblance of normalcy," in a world where the media breeds insecurity and the majority has become afraid to leave their homes because of fear-tactics imposed on them by misinformed journalists and news producers with an agenda to gain ratings.
I am Sister Sarah, Master Mason within the Grand Orient of the United States of America, the Master of Atlantis Lodge #21, a resident of the state of Ohio, and a proud woman Freemason who became a Freemason at Halcyon Temple, was made a Freemason gladly, and proudly, by the Brothers of Halcyon Temple, who respect and support my membership to the Grand Orient. Had it not been for the acceptance of my dear Brothers at Halcyon, my Lodge would not exist, and I would not be the pioneer for woman seeking enlightenment through Freemasonry that I am today.
So I must ask, from what source did you glean this misinformation? It's no matter really. The masses have been slandering Freemasonry since its beginning... so much for that. The Grand Orient and Freemasonry as a whole have grown more in 2012 than any previous year in the past decade, and we expect the same rate to apply this year. I pride myself in the fact that I am a member of America's most progressive and esoteric con-Fraternity. We accept people from all walks of life because we are humanists... our main stipulation is that those seeking membership have a sincere want to unravel the mystery and deeper meaning of our human existence.
I regret that I am unable to attend the events this weekend at the lodge I consider my Masonic home. The guys at Halcyon are True Blue and their out-reach to their community is unmatched and will be unfettered by the silliness that this article entails. Next week, another issue of the Cleveland Scene will be published and this issue will be recycled; meanwhile Halcyon will stand tall for the celebration of its 138th year. I urge you and all those who read this article to do your own research. Action always speaks louder than words, which is why Brother Tommy Coste and I will continue our work lifting the veil and allowing the truth to shine through.
Sister Sarah Hallforth
Master Mason, Grand Orient, USA
Grand Master, Atlantis Lodge #21
I did read about it but have only heard a bit here or there about it. I think the Boston bombings took over the news.
he hit the nail on the head with the whole mike brown thing
the stadium where the indians play will always be the jake to me
ever see the Conan old time baseball clip? freaking hilarious
this is a treasure of cleveland and should be brought back to its former glory. once that happens, i'm sure people will trash it in about 5 days
so the guy that makes like $50,000 per game is going to criticize us, the people that make that same amount in one year?
glad that all these movies are coming to Cleveland to film
this is a horrible situation for everyone involved. so many lives ruined by stupid actions.
The first comment on this thread is simply embarrassing. Criticizing a man for wanting to keep someone involved in his brother's murder in prison -- especially in a snarky, phony concern for how wearing it must be to do so, tone -- shows its author to be a person without sense or compassion. I won't pass judgment on how rehabilitated Michael Swiger really is. He was clearly less culpable than his brother (who hopefully will die in prison) and probably not even as involved as Linda Karlen (who will be getting out soon).
They ALWAYS look better than they play! Because they usually suck!
...and now I have a taste for beer. Thanks, article.
A double dose of hatred, I might add. Oh snap indeed.
Damn, not much love for either of those cities from cbrbart, lol.
Napping is gravely important. You learn that as a kid, and then everyone seems to forget that...
Yeah, the amount of big things coming to Cleveland seems to have become less and less over the years. Maybe that's just me, but I don't think I'm wrong on this one...
I also feel like adding that after looking into his comedy, the funniest things about this guy prove to be his bitchin' goatee, wide array of gelled hairstyles, and plethora of 90s-style d-bag necklaces.
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