Daily Archives: May 4, 2015

Ottawa Catholic School Board proclaims their importance and relevance

by | May 4, 2015

“OCSB STUDENTS BECOME ‘DISCERNING BELIEVERS’, APPLYING FAITH TO LIFE” This half-page “advertorial” appeared in the Saturday, May 2 print and online editions of The Ottawa Citizen newspaper. Paid for by the Ottawa Catholic School Board (i.e. your tax dollars, if you live in Ontario), it contains the following disclaimer: This story was produced by the… Read more »

The Piano Man’s 360th

by | May 4, 2015

Today, the Google Doodle celebrates Bartolomeo Cristofori’s 360th birthday: The Guardian explains, Cristofori was born in Padua on this day in 1655 in what was then the Republic of Venice. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the instrument Cristofori invented was referred to during his lifetime as a harpsichord that plays soft and loud, from which its… Read more »