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...

May is for Music Lovers and 40th Anniversaries!

The Cincinnati May Festival is an annual choral festival held during two weekends in May in Cincinnati, Ohio. The festival’s roots go back to the 1840s, when Saengerfests were held in our city, bringing together many of the local choruses and the many English and German singing societies throughout the...

The TV Revolution

I’m watching TV, but it’s not cable, satellite or DVD. No, it’s not a VHS tape, either. I’m watching on my flat panel in my living room. I’ve tuned to a new channel. It’s on my PC, which I’ve hooked up—just like my DVD player—to my flat-panel TV.  I boot up the...

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