Ode to Expression

In a world and a nation split on many issues, especially evident in an election year, it’s hard to find places where people come together from different creeds in a spirit of oneness. Little did I know that I would find it for several days during an international celebration of music. My wife and I were at...

Mother’s Day

A song from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof ” comes to mind every Mother’s Day. Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman, is growing insecure. So he asks his wife Golde, “Do you love me?” At first she is silent and seems preoccupied with her work. Then she suggests he must be worried about their daughters who...

Rock ‘n’ Roll

My son Jesse is a rocker. No kidding. Many years ago, in our basement, he and his high-school buddies started a rock band, and set their sites on the stars. They graduated from high school, and some went to college together. A few combinations of people, and 10 years later, he’s still at it, living in...

The Way

As radio producer in the media department, I recently interviewed Martin Sheen about his faith and his new movie, The Way, for an upcoming episode of American Catholic Radio that will air the week of November 1. In the movie (which was produced and directed by his son, Emilio Estevez), Martin plays Tom, a...

The Genius Behind the Design

“You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Mark Sullivan, art director for our book department, along with other artists on staff, might protest this saying. That’s because they know how much time and energy goes into creating books with just the right cover. Mark has been designing...

June is Audiobook Month!

The Audio Publishers Association has declared June to be Audiobook month, encouraging all who love audiobooks in all their flavors to shout it from the rooftops. Their goal, to spread far and wide the great joy, pleasure and value that audiobooks are.  I agree with them and I think you will too.  Apart...

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