Yes, this is me showing off about my new Fez and the photography work I do. I had everything set up in the studio and had the Fez there, so I figured why not photograph it?
The Shriners are a great part of my Masonic experience. I just learned tonight that a friend of mine was treated by Shriners Hospitals for Children. She was a young girl in Kazakhstan and had some problems. Somebody traveling through the area thought she could benefit from the free medical help our organization provides and brought her to the U.S. for a consultation. She and her mother lived here for a year while she had surgeries and treatment. They stayed in the Ronald McDonald House during their stay, so it was all at no expense.
To me that’s very moving. I don’t think anyone can convince me that there is a higher good than helping children through medical care or education. So yes, I was just fooling around in the studio when I made this photo, but what it means to me is being able to hold my head high when I don it, proud to be a part of such a fine institution that does such important and lifesaving work. To me, that means a lot.