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.

Fall Mini-Sabbatical Underway

Way back in September, Dominic Verstegen listed the Top 8 ways you know it’s almost fall in Arizona.  But now that fall is officially here, its presence in Arizona is best marked by the Arizona Fall League.  We gave you a sneak … Continue reading

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Pour Out Your Heart Like Water

As I rounded Chicago Avenue and took a left turn onto Arnold Ave. late this afternoon I was taken aback by a large group of Yeshiva boys walking briskly down the block from the train station toward the beach.  I … Continue reading

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Big Joe Jersey Talent Finals

Beautiful night on the beach for the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show finals tonight.  The two perennial celebrity judges were in place Robert John and Franke Previte. Robert John best known for his cover of The Tokens’ The Lion Sleeps … Continue reading

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Arizona Fall League Sneak Preview

Looking forward to spectating at another Arizona Fall League season, with the rosters recently announced.  The team from Philadelphia is once again part of the Scottsdale Scorpions, and here’s a preview of the eight Phillies representatives: Sixto Sanchez is by … Continue reading

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An Inspring Immigrant Story

Chobani is my favorite yogurt.  After Starbucks, it’s how I start every morning.  Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish immigrant who arrived in the U.S.A. in 1994 and ultimately purchased a failing yogurt factory.  Having grown up with shepherds, he re-named … Continue reading

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CHNOPS Holds the Secret to Life

No … I’m not talking about that kind of schnapps, though Chabad does have an explanation for the association between schnapps and the secret to life.  I’m talking about the five elements that ubiquitously attach themselves to Carbon to make more complex … Continue reading

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Dani Shapiro Bares Her Genes

Struck paydirt again at BookTowne last Sunday, picking up an Advance Reader’s Edition of Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance scheduled for publication on January 17, 2019.   If you have any interest in genealogy and Judaism, be sure to pre-order a copy.  Dani … Continue reading

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