Masons at the Crossroads
The ancient fraternity sells its temple
From the April, 2009 issue
Mysterious rituals, clandestine meetings, lost treasure, murder: the Freemasons, or "Masons" for short, are a rich source of literary fodder. Real-life Masons, for their part, tend to accept the attention with good humor-however far National Treasure or the latest Dan Brown installment drifts from reality.