Monthly Archives: December 2014

The gift of the magi, jon sage,, christmas

The Gift of the Magi

By: O. Henry

One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty- seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. Continue reading


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“Cornfields to City Streets ~ Everything That Lies Between: A Collection of Short Stories & Lessons in Life” is a collection of short stories based on the real life events and happenings of Jon Patrick Sage. These were written over a period of 15 years, and reflect a growth and maturity in character that most undergo, but few bother to record in prose. Yet, Jon has kept a journal of sorts, for at least these, and some upcoming events, which not only point out the importance of any particular situation, often with deep and somber tones, but also highlights the laughter and humor found in nearly every interaction. The quality and joy in life is present, more often than not, if we only take the time to look for it. If so- it will be found, and this is the essence of “Cornfields to City Streets ~ Everything That Lies Between: A Collection of Short Stories & Lessons in Life”.

-Jon Patrick Sage



Thoughts On Charity

 Bro. Jon Patrick Sage

Of the theological ladder which ascends into Heaven, on which we all hope to travel upwards, are denominated three principal rounds: Faith, Hope, and Charity. We are informed that the principal, indeed the greatest of these – is Charity; for reasons already explained. But, what is Charity, other than some irreplaceable Continue reading

Brotherly Love

Bro. Jon Patrick Sage


The first tenet of a Mason’s profession, Brotherly Love, is, in our Monitorial Lecture, followed closely by Relief and Truth. As we look closely at the descriptions of those tenets, it becomes apparent that Relief and Truth are supporters of Brotherly Love; Continue reading