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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. 

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.

Sunday Morning Thoughts

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Music can be an antidote to the political storm howling around us.Swedish musicians, Hanna Enlf and Ylva Eriksson, who record and perform as Good Harvest, prove again that one plus one can be far more than the sum of their parts. Their intricate guitar playing and amazing vocal harmonies create an easily remembered signature sound.

Quiet Storm: Sing It, Smokey

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities features Smokey Robinson and his impact on the most always romantic, quiet storm genre of music, which combines new and old forms of rhythm and blues (R&B) and a bit of jazz. It was named after the title song on Smokey's 1975 album A Quiet Storm.

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