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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. 

Mary Oliver & Coleman Barks

Sunday, January 20, 2019

I go down to the shore in the morning and depending on the hour the waves are rolling in or moving out, and I say, oh, I am miserable, what shall—what should I do?  ​And the sea says in its lovely voice: Excuse me, I have work to do.  ​~Mary OliverSadly, Mary Oliver died at age 83 on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Partisan Politics and Morals

Sunday, January 13, 2019

An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. —Thomas Jefferson​Given the ongoing partisan unrest in Washington, it seems appropriate to feature this 2017 TED Talk by social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt, PhD. The talk is titled, "How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016?

Positive Thoughts During Stressful Times

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Today’s Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features an important TED Talk that will hopefully give our readers science-based reasons to promote civility, participation and positive attitudes during these politically stressful times.

People Get Ready

Sunday, December 30, 2018

On this  last Sunday morning in 2018, we chose to celebrate a heartfelt tune written by Curtis Mayfield. It reached number three on the Billboard R&B chart in 1965, another time of divisiveness and social unrest in our country that called for a signature song that could help hold our country together.

Mid-December Thoughts

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Music should enrich the soul; it should teach spirituality by showing a person a portion of himself that he would not discover otherwise.    ~Bill EvansAs we approach another end of year, our thoughts tend to linger around achievements, failures, and resolutions to do and be better. I suppose nothing ever achieves absolute perfection, but Bill Evans performing his harmonic magic with this timeless Leonard Bernstein tune comes very, very close.

Celebrating Sinatra and Humanitarianism

Sunday, December 09, 2018

The noblest of all causes, charity towards your fellow man—the only investment in the world that pays a 100 percent dividend.  —Frank Sinatra 

True North and Long-term Leadership

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Bill George suggested in his book, True North, “Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your true north pulls you toward the purpose of your leadership. When you follow your internal compass, your leadership will be authentic, and people will naturally want to associate with you. Although others may guide or influence you, your truth is derived from your life story and only you can determine what it should be.”

The Art & Science of Awe

Sunday, November 25, 2018

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. —Albert EinsteinWhat's awe got to do with it? Awe has everything to do with it!

Still So Much To Be Thankful For

Sunday, November 18, 2018

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2018, we are grateful for all the kind and generous people who have embraced diversity this past year and physically, financially, and emotionally stepped up to support their fellow men, women, children, and animals affected by floods, wildfires, mass shootings, border detentions, and other horrific disasters.

Dudamel and Shostakovich

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities features Gustavo Dudamel conducting his ????awe-inspiring university-level Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, performing the Dmitri Shostakovich Tenth Symphony in E Minor. Dudamel, these brilliant young players, and Shostakovich left no emotion untouched. Hearing this music affects the very core of biological being for most of us who listen.

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