Friday Pearls

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Biosyntrx strongly believes that appreciation, exploration and commitment to science, art, music, and humanities, add significantly to the global greater good and are important parts of the intellectual whole. 

Chet Baker's My Funny Valentine

Sunday, February 11, 2018

It seems fitting given these times that we chose one of the all time best West Coast Jazz trumpeters Chet Baker, to celebrate music and Valentine's Day 2018.He took an obscure show tune from the 1930s musical comedy Babes in Arms and turned it into one of the most enduring and haunting jazz classics.

Our Town and Why We Love Leonard Berstein

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Our small city of Colorado Springs may have an overblown national reputation for being at perpetual political odds, but for the next six weeks, we will come together to mark the centennial-year legacy of Leonard Bernstein and his career focus on this country's struggle with a crisis of faith and belief in our common humanity.

Vivaldi's Winter

Sunday, January 28, 2018

If you don't like this, I'll stop writing music.  —Vivaldi​Our last January 2018 Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features Antonio Vivaldi. He wrote a spectacular group of concertos titled Four Seasons and "Winter" has always been my most favorite of the four because of its charming chaotic-ness.

On Always Loving Vincent

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Recently seeing the new animated and first fully painted Van Gogh biographic film titled Loving Vincent  brought up delightful memories of an ocular nutrition science course I taught in Maryland a couple of years ago during the Washington DC Phillips Collection Van Gogh exhibit.

Harry Brown, MD, Receives Biosyntrx Humanitarian Award

Sunday, January 14, 2018

We’ve been given the gift of being able to restore sight. It’s important that we use our abilities to their fullest. —Harry Brown, MD

Invictus: fortitude in Adversity

Sunday, January 07, 2018

William Ernest Henley's 1875 poem "Invictus" seems particularly appropriate for the first 2018 Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Jazz is Back: New Year's Eve 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Classic romantic holiday jazz, preformed by music greats likes Rod Stewart, David Foster, Ella Fitzgerald and Chris Botti, truly doesn't get much better than this.

Christmas Eve Still Point

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Life is about the attentive pauses. Not so much about the breaks, or the rest, or the relief. Life is about the moments of quiet awareness, even though the world continues spinning, and the dancers continue dancing.   —T.S. Eliot 

Your Brain on Art

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Today's Sunday Morning at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities discusses a research program article from the University of Houston titled:Your Brain on Art: The Emerging Science of Neuroaesthetics Probes What Art Does to Our Brains.

"Perhaps Love"

Sunday, December 10, 2017

I decided in late November that the sometimes-over-the-top holiday decorating I tend to do was simply not worth the effort this year, since none of my children or grandchildren will be visiting this Christmas. 

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