Archive for May, 2006

Time Capsule #8

My friend, Joseph Dabrowski, was in Atlanta this past week for a certification class, and I decided to take the opportunity to interview him while he was here.

Born in 1968, he definitely isn’t one of the “oldest” interviewees, but I wanted to capture what he had to say, for his daughter, Elizabeth, who is just 18 months old.

Joe talks about growing up in a military family, and eventually settling down in Las Vegas with his wife, Andrea.

He reminisces about his mother, and how she always found time to play games, and be there for her “Shadow”.

But most importantly, Joe talks about Lizzy, the joy and love and adoption brings, and the unexpected changes that come with parenthood.

Running time for this interview is 30 minutes and 32 seconds. The interview was done with the VN-960PC Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, with the noise cancelling microphone.

Of course, our opening theme song is “Tracked In Mud”, by Cory Davies, and the music played in the middle of the podcast is “Hasten The Day”, by Barry Mauer. As usual, all of the music comes to us courtesy of the artists, and podsafeaudio.com

Now sit back, relax, and take a journey back in time, while we get RetroMental.

Time Capsule #8

Time Capsule #7

This week, I conduct my first phone interview, and it’s with my father, Robert Barrett.

Born in 1933 in Green River, Wyoming, my father was quite a handful growing up, and talks about the trials and tribulations of his family.

He tells us about his father, who worked for the railroad, and the time they spent in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He also speaks of his mother, who was born in Panama while her father was helping to construct the Panama Canal.

He reminisces about serving in the Navy during the Korean War, surveying mining claims, and his many years in law enforcement.

Follow along as he discovers life, love, and God.

Running time for this interview is 45 minutes and 20 seconds. The interview was done with the VN-960PC Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, with the “telephone” microphone.

This week the sponsor for the show is Buttercup Mercantile.

Of course, our opening theme song is “Tracked In Mud”, by Cory Davies, and the music played in the middle of the podcast is “Glurg”, also by Cory Davies.

Now sit back, relax, and take a journey back in time, while we get RetroMental.

Time Capsule #7

Time Capsule #6

This week, I conclude my interview with Dr. Joanne Rhone from Clark Atlanta University.

Ralph BunchShe picks up this week right where she left off, and tells us about her first job in Washington, D.C. working in adoptions. The cultural shock of our nation’s capital took it’s toll on Miss Joanne.

She talks about meating Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Bunch, and many others.

She reminisces about working at the Morningside Community Center, which set the model for the Head Start program and Harlem Hospital which spearheaded early research with papsmears.

Harlem HospitalI enjoyed sitting down with Miss Joanne, and I hope you enjoyed the time she spent with us.

Running time for this interview is 1 hour, 1 minute and 42 seconds. The interview was done with the VN-960PC Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, with the noise cancelling microphone.

Our sponsors for this episode are Insignificant Thoughts and Buttercup Mercantile. I thank them for sponsoring the show.

Of course, our opening theme song is “Tracked In Mud”, by Cory Davies, and the music played in the middle of the podcast is “Tara Sings” by Michael Stephens. Check out these and other great songs at Podsafe Audio.

Now sit back, relax, and take a journey back in time, while we get RetroMental.

Time Capsule #6

Time Capsule #5

Today we continue with part two of our interview with Dr. Joanne Rhone from Clark Atlanta University.

She picks up this week chatting about additional influences early in her life, her mother’s heavy hand, and her fathers displeasure for ministers.

She speaks about traveling for the YWCA in the early 60’s and how she ended up on the lower east side of New York City, at the Henry Street Settlement.

She reminisces about The Freedom Riders, whom she met in Atlanta, and how she helped them obtain food and shelter when they traveled through her small town.

She also talks about the march on Selma and her work at a mental health center in Indianapolis.

Next week we will conclude our interview with Dr. Rhone. We hope you have enjoyed this extended interview with one of the most colorful people we have ever met.

Running time for this interview is 48 minutes and 36 seconds. The interview was done with the VN-960PC Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, with the noise cancelling microphone.

Our sponsors for this episode are Insignificant Thoughts and Buttercup Mercantile. I thank them for sponsoring the show.

Of course, our opening theme song is “Tracked In Mud”, by Cory Davies, and the music played in the middle of the podcast is “Where Does The Time Go, Missus” by Michael Stephens. Check out other great music at Podsafe Audio.

Now sit back, relax, and take a journey back in time, while we get RetroMental.

Time Capsule #5

Time Capsule #4

This week, I visit with Dr. Joanne Rhone from Clark Atlanta University.

Born in Diboll, Texas, Joanne talks to us about her childhood, some of her adventures growing up, and her love for Christmas.

She tells us about her mother and father, who were quite busy raising and providing for 12 children. Her father worked in a sawmill and was nearly killed in a freak accident, and her mother, a strong disciplinarian, stayed at home to raise her and her 11 siblings.

Dr. Rhone tells us what it was like chopping and picking cotton, and working on the farm in Bonita, Louisiana, where they moved after her father’s accident.

She reminisces about playing marbles with the boys, and doing all the things the boys did, even when she was supposed to be doing “girl” things.

She shares her view of God, the devil, and her Southern Baptist upbringing.

Dr. Rhone shared so much during our interview, that I decided to split it into three shows. This is part 1.

Running time for this interview is 44 minutes and 29 seconds. The interview was done with the VN-960PC Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, with the noise cancelling microphone.

Our sponsors for this episode are Insignificant Thoughts and Buttercup Mercantile. I thank them for sponsoring the show.

Of course, our opening theme song is “Tracked In Mud”, by Cory Davies, and the music played in the middle of the podcast is “Resolve” by Simpatico.

Now sit back, relax, and take a journey back in time, while we get RetroMental.

Time Capsule #4