Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bart Chamberlain

Since beginning this blog I have held firm to the principle that nothing remotely important would be discussed in it. But current events demand that this principle be abandoned. Come back to this post in ten years and see what has happened in our country. Remember this moment, folks.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Getting Organ-ized

It's been a long while since I last posted on the restoration of my Moller Artiste pipe organ. Last year I had the pouchboards releathered but time to work on this has been scarce. I eventually got the pouchboards installed and have been chasing down bugs as time permitted. Sometimes two weeks went by without one single thing being done to the organ. The work demands the kind of patience I don't always have when tired. I am happy to report that all the dead notes and ciphers (notes that play by themselves) have been eliminated, and I have begun to re-install the pipes. It seems a fitting way to begin Daylight Savings Time.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Catholic Men's Conference

Last Saturday I went to the Lausche Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds to assist with confessions at the Columbus Catholic Men's Conference. This year they achieved an attendance record of 1,700 men! As you can imagine they had invited a large number of priests to help with confessions, and it was wonderful to see the devout participation of so many men from around the area. The short video shows you what I saw coming out of the Confessions area as Mass was beginning.