Today has been a rough day for me. This morning I learned of the passing of a great man, Brother and friend. Nelson King was what I feel a Mason should be. He was an activist. A true progressive who fought against racism and other undesirable elements in the Craft. While he was a mainstream Freemason he and I always had a good relationship since we started corresponding in the summer of 2007. I considered Bro. King to be one of the rare beacons of light in a sea of profanity.
We had many conversations through the years and I could always count o him to challenge me to be a better man. I could also count on his unconditional friendship and support. He could also count on mine.
I don't really like spending a huge amount of time on what I can't control. As a pragmatist I don't see the value in such things. The afterlife being one of those topics. For tonight however, I'll let myself hope. Bro. Nelson King, I'll miss you very much.
Nation, a friend and ally has fallen today.
To learn more about the life of this great Brother please visit his website. Information regarding his memorial service can also be found there.