- In his September 2 post, "The Dan Brown Effect, Part 2: What Next?", Brother Hodapp gives excellent advice regarding what the local lodge can do to be ready for the sudden rise in Masonry's profile.
- In his September 5 post, "Just a Novel", Brother Hodapp responds to the frequently voiced idea that The Lost Symbol is 'just a novel, after all,' and will require no response.
Of course, my own 5-part series on this issue is indexed at this post.
As we come out from being 'dark' over the summer months, let's rev up faster than usual to deal with the issues and opportunities raised by the publication of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. If Masons are portrayed as the bad guys, then we need to address those negative perceptions. If Masons are portrayed as the good guys, then we need to take advantage of those positive perceptions. In either event (and both may occur!), we need to take the initiative to prepare today.