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Photo Essay On Veracruz Masonic Temple, Paul J. Rich Jul 2009

Photo Essay On Veracruz Masonic Temple, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

My teaching assistant of some years past, Carlos Cruz, took a great set of pictures in the summer of 2009 of the Masonic temple in Veracruz in Mexico. The grand lodge there at one time extended itself to states other than Veracruz. The building is right by the historic old lighthouse.


Creating The Arabian Gulf - Jacket, Paul J. Rich Dec 2008

Creating The Arabian Gulf - Jacket, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

The design of the cover for the newest edition of Creating the Arabian Gulf really surprised me, as the publisher found an illustration of Arab youths with oranges -- in the book I mention an incident during British days where a Qatari lad was beaten for stealing an orange, an illustration of the rags to riches life of the Gulf Arabs. That there would be such an apt picture still amazes me.


Initiations, Paul J. Rich Dec 2003

Initiations, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

These are photographs of the presentation in Houston of Phi Beta Delta medallions to the Consuls General of Mexico and Indonesia, and the Chancellor of the University of Houston. I have always felt that we don't say thank you as much as we should, so honoring individuals is not a small thing. Too often the bulk of the honors go for athletic accomplishment. Students should see that civic and scholastic accomplishment also gets their kudos, which is why I have given time to the honor society movement.


Masonic "White Magic" Masonry In Morelia, Mexico, Paul J. Rich Dec 1999

Masonic "White Magic" Masonry In Morelia, Mexico, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

One variety of Freemasonry in Mexico is called white Masonry, or house Masonry, and although the term is used loosely, it does cover lodges that meet in private homes -- sometimes with touches of astrology and even faith healing. These pictures were taken on a visit to Morelia in the Mexican state of Michoacan. The members were extraordinarily friendly, and quite convinced that their Masonic practices were superior to those of other more "regular" lodges. I was reminded of the European pratice of having chapels for religous purposes in private homes.


David Roberts And The Mountain Of My Fear, Paul J. Rich Dec 1985

David Roberts And The Mountain Of My Fear, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

The travel writer and famous mountain climber David Roberts and I were both in the Harvard Mountaineering Club, and Dave's comments about that august if somewhat eccentric group are well worth a read. One of his titles, Mountain of My Fear, usefully describes in a phrase my own minute adventures: nobody ever held on for dear life with such passion. The secret of the famous egg nogg is reveale here for the time: 8 eggs 3 cups heavy whipping cream 2 cups whole milk 1 cup sugar 1cup brandy 1 cup dark rum 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ...


Wonders Of Web And Internet: Cyber Research, Paul J. Rich Dec 1952

Wonders Of Web And Internet: Cyber Research, Paul J. Rich

Paul J. Rich

As the web grows, more surprising things appear every day. I had forgotten completely about details of my family's trips to Europe, and in particular a return voyage from France in 1953, when I was certainly a very young boy with no idea about research or Harvard or anything else of such a momentous import. Now the web has the passenger list of our passage home. Not in my unimportant case, but in more significant tracking of the movements of more significant individuals, these old manifests hold out a world of research possibilities.