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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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“The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”
— Dr. Almeida Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra (1917)

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“No, I was taught that in school…”
published 8 June 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

ADALYN Murray O’Hair—who self-identified as an Atheist—got her five minutes of fame by means of a Lawsuit which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963.

In the following clip she went on National Television ill-prepared. The host doesn’t let her off the hook, and insists on knowing whether she can quote accurately the First Amendment:


Like so many television personalities, William F. Buckley Jr. was “hit or miss”—but in my opinion his wit is very much in evidence in this clip, especially where he exclaims: “I’m trying to take you seriously, and I shall work on it.”

You can find the entire show on Mdme. YouTube.