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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. 

Art & Music for Healing

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Because we strongly believe in the positive power of art and music to help heal the unsettled world we are living in, this week's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities once again celebrates two enchanting French artists.

Luis Urrea: Into the Beautiful North

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fill your pen with love, or don't bother picking it up. —Luis UrreaI discovered Luis Alberto Urrea, the award-winning author of 14 published books including novels, poetry and essays four years ago, after reading a spellbinding tribute he wrote for Kathi Kamen Goldmark called "Goodnight Queen of Hearts."

Music: The Essence of Art

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory. Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can. —Oliver Sacks Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities focuses on the vitally important role music can play in feeling safe...

Carolina Beach Music

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July is the perfect time for lazy afternoons on the beach or in a Pawleys Island hammock—preferably sipping "Something Cool"* while reading a delicious Pat Conroy novel with the faint sounds of syncopated beach music in the distance.The story goes that around 1945, Southern radio wars with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Producers) triggered station WLAC ...

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

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