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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. 

DRAWDOWN: Game On

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In the face of widespread fear and apathy, Paul Hawken’s new solution-focused book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is a ray of welcome sunshine, as is his delightful and easily understood talk above, given at a Seattle town hall meeting in April 2017.

If I Could: Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Every year (well, maybe not every year) grown and flown children ask their mothers the same question. After thinking about it, and thinking about how much we truly miss getting to have long talks with our deceased mothers, a number of us decided to send them a real answer:

Welcoming Spring Again

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Today is the fifth Sunday in April, and in keeping with our commitment to spring and poetry every Sunday this month, we are featuring "Spring" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons for today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Sunday, April 23, 2017

As promised for spring and our official poetry month, a quintessential jazz classic with melody by Tommy Wolf, poetic and sophisticated lyric by Fran Landesman—and performed by the incredible Bette Midler.

Hallelujah: He Arose

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The music and lyrics featured in today's stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities were written by Robert Lowry in 1874.

Strauss: Voices of Spring

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The deeply romantic German poetry set to the 1882 "Voices of Spring" Johann Strauss II waltz above, beautifully sung by coloratura soprano Kathleen Battle, happens to be a personal favorite and perfect for an April (poetry month) Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

You Must Believe in Spring

Saturday, April 01, 2017

April is the cruellest month, breeding  Lilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.

Spencer Thornton, MD, The AECOS Interview

Friday, March 31, 2017

I have been saving this slightly edited and delightfully charming American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS) Aspen interview as a surprise for my mentor and dear friend, Spencer Thornton, MD, and for a special December holiday treat for our readers from the Biosyntrx Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Powerful Witness the Wound Poetry

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Three years ago I was invited to be one of the speakers at the winter Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians annual continuing education event. One of the thought-provoking, conversation-starter questions Debbie Osborn, the innovative director of the Connecticut Society, asked six of her out-of-state snowed in dinner guests:  "What do you fear the most?"

Beethovan: Fired Up, Ready To Go

Sunday, March 19, 2017

To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.  —Ludwig Van Beethoven Today we celebrate Beethoven, his final Ninth symphony masterpiece and its majestic choral, "Ode to Joy," which has become the battle cry of humanity and the hymn of possibility.

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