Based in Chicago, USA, X-Oriente is a podcast by R.W. Eric Diamond and W. Jason Van Dyke that explores the ideas and values of Freemasonry in the 21st century.

Nope the show ain't dead yet!

Thanks, brothers and friends who asked about the show. The show isn't dead, but it will be infrequent. That is because I am now a full-time student. I am studying in a dual degree program for which if I survive I will receive an MBA and a Master of Design (MDes), suitable for framing. When I went into the program I was unprepared for the onslaught of work involved. Really. Not that I am complaining, I am enjoying every minute, but it has left me barely enough time to get to Blue Lodge meetings let alone other stuff. What is interesting is that my studies in designand business are giving me great insights into the craft and vice versa. You have no idea the kind of leadership training going through a Masonic line affords you until you study it in business. This is something I am convinced we need to talk about more.

Still, the Craft is vital in my life and so is the community we've built here, so I promise you, it ain't going anywhere. I am already at work on the Christmas Music special, and I'll have a month off and hope to get at least three shows produced and recorded before I must jump back into the breach. Some of you guys have talked with me in the past about contributing to the show...well if you ever considered it, now it the time! contact me again and let's make it happen. If you have suggestions, information, ideas, papers...whatever you've got, I need it!

So stay tuned and keep in touch. We'll be back soon. FIAT VOX!!!

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