Author Archives: Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.

Great Baseball Nicknames

Now that another ho-hum football season has passed, Spring Training is imminent as thoughts turn to mitts-a-poppin’ when pitchers and catchers report next week.  Last year MLB brought back the concept of nicknames on jerseys for “Players’ Weekend” in August, … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, is Holocaust Remembrance Day.  In contrast with Yom Hashoah, commemorated on the 27th day of the month of Nisan to recall the horrors targeting Jews specifically, Holocaust Remembrance Day recalls the mosaic of victims whose fate was … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up a Florida Interlude

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Maria Popova on Mary Oliver

It’s been a couple of years since I wrote about Maria Popova and her Brain Pickings blog. From her archives, Maria shared a quote from the poet Mary Oliver that is one of the most poignant descriptions I have ever … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Proprioception

No one who viewed it will ever forget The Immaculate Reception that salvaged a seemingly sure playoff loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1972 against the Oakland Raiders, or that it was Franco Harris who made the reception and scored. What … Continue reading

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The Hebrew Bible

It is customary for people to greet one another on the first night of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with the phrase “L’Alter, L’Chaim Tovim U’Lshalom”, translated roughly as to old age, to good life, and to peace.  On … Continue reading

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Life After Plath

Sylvia Plath is a poet/author infinitely larger in death than in life.  This weekend’s Wall Street Journal has an article in the Review section on a lost story by Plath unearthed and shortly to be published as Mary Ventura and the … Continue reading

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