President Trump honors the drama of June 2nd, 1979 1


Such a moment in human history.

President Trump paid tribute to this epic slice of 20th century history today by referencing the crowd’s chant that day. God bless you, Mr. President. Can you imagine Barack Obama saying such a thing? More…

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Callista Gingrich heading to the Vatican 2


The New York Times reports that Callista Gingrich, Newt Gingrich’s wife, is Donald Trump’s pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

Ms. Gingrich is a cradle Catholic who attended college at Luther College here in Iowa. She and her husband co-produced a wonderful documentary on Pope John Paul II called, “9 days that changed the world.” More…

A call for an injection of creativity in the arts 5


The most basic interval in music is a perfect third.

If you listen to much popular music, and I admit I don’t, you’ll be clubbed over the head with the sound, as the video above demonstrates.

A good friend of mine taught music theory at a local university. He is an outstanding musician in his own right, with a Phd in music. He explained what the public appreciates the most in song writing: predictability.

Their minds expect a certain, predictable ‘next note’ to occur following a series of (usually predictable) notes that precede it. It is almost as if God had hard-wired man to appreciate certain tones, and the progression of these tones, more than others… More…