Category Archives: hobbies

78 RPM

That Emile Berliner really started something with his “gramophone.” Recently I got a “Premium Gramophone,” which is a kit from Japan that allows one to play 78 RPM records in a way very similar to the early days of Berliner’s gramophone, an image of which was used on the RCA label for a long time… Read More »

Over 10 Years???

Can it be that this blog is now over 10 years old? Yes… but how could this be? Ten years ago I was a brother in the Marians and student at the Dominican House of Studies blogging about the soon to-be-released movie The Passion of the Christ. There was a lot of controversy surrounding it… Read More »

The Hour of St. Francis – show information

“The Hour of St. Francis” is a radio program that began in December of 1946 and continued through the 1950s. The program was distributed through syndication. A radio station would receive transcription discs of episodes. Each fifteen minute episode presented a dramatic story — often a “modern day parable” which looked at a moral issue… Read More »

Old Time Radio

What do I listen to in terms of Old Time Radio? Ok, maybe you didn’t have that question in mind, but I’ll answer it anyhow: For comedy: Give me a good ol’ Jack Benny show. It always seems to deliver at least one great laugh. I generally don’t feel it was a complete waste of… Read More »

A Lack of Quality

I’m describing this blog, of course. It really does lack quality. It also has very few viewers (and for good reason). It has no “hook” that keeps people coming back to see what’s up. Frankly, it’s boring. Still, that’s no reason for me to stop. I continue to plod along. In a few moments of… Read More »