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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. 

Thinking About Ohio

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Regular readers of our Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities on both sides of the political isle are most likely a bit anxious about this coming week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which will always be a favorite city given its forward-thinking focus on science, medicine, music and art. 

Fanfare for the Common Man

Sunday, July 03, 2016

The above video features Leonard Bernstein discussing the beautiful diversity in American music and introducing Aaron Copland conducting his Third Symphony.

Now That Summer is Here

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  —​Henry JamesDo we ever outgrow our excitement over summer's arrival?If you are not familiar with Michael Franks you are in for a special treat. He is the most passionate, poetic and artful singer / songwriter I collect.Fran...

Rod McKuen: Long Long Time

Sunday, June 19, 2016

It doesn't matter who you love, or how you love, but that you love.  —Rod McKuenI have loved reading and listening to beat poets most of my adult life, including Rod McKuen. He frequently sang his healing poems like other poets of note, including the 18th century seminal figure in the history of poetry, William Blake.

How Will We Nourish Nine Billion People?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

One of the things the Biosyntrx founders, board of directors, staff and scientific advisors lose sleep over is the worldwide lack of consumption of nutrient-dense food, potable water and how our ever-warming world can safely produce enough food and protect enough water to prevent raging turf wars and help nourish the nine billion people projected to be living on this planet by 2040.

Dvorak: Romance in F and A Minor

Sunday, June 05, 2016

I always consider myself lucky that I can actually cry listening to some music. —Itzhak Perlman

Marcia McNutt, PhD

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I had the honor of being invited to attend the Colorado College (CC) May 16, 2016, Commencement, with the esteemed speaker, Marcia McNutt, PhD. Since graduating summa cum laude from CC in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, McNutt has become one of the leading scientists in the world.

Celebrating Dvorak's New World

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dvorak was a champion of folk music in his native Bohemia (in what is now the Czech Republic). He felt a strong sense of nationalism, seeking out the indigenous music everywhere he went.

From New Orleans: The Note That Lasts Forever

Sunday, May 08, 2016

"I was coming out of Pirates Alley and turning onto Royal Street when I heard the note that lasts forever. Without hesitation I walked hypnotically toward the note and joined a gathering crowd moving in and out of sync with the rhythms of the note-maker.

Unchained Melody History

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Today’s Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities looks at the history of a music score, "Unchained Melody". It was created by Alex North and Hy Zaret in 1954 for a film titled Unchained.

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