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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. 

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. â€”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. 

Biosyntrx Humanitarian Award Winner

Sunday, December 03, 2017

“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 Our dear friend and fellow Haiku poetry lover, Harry Brown, MD, FACS, was chosen to posthumously receive the 2018 Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award for his humanitarian spirit and relentless passion to restore sight to nearly a half million people around the world through the nonprofit organization SEE International, which he founded more than 40 years ago. ​Our award will be presented to SEE in his honor at the annual Hawaiian Eye Foundation event at the Hawaiian Eye Meeting on January 15, 2018.

Evan Kelman's the Push: Out of Many, One

Sunday, November 05, 2017

E pluribus unum, out of many, one.  Major kudos to Evan Kelman for creating this short, heartwarming, and unforgettable video above.

Addressing Moral Ambiguity: Schindler's List

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Whoever saves one life saves the world entire—I could have done more. â€”Oskar SchindlerI found the video clip above while carefully considering whom I might invite to be my guest at our next Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops event, which will feature the extraordinary music of John Williams.

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