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.

The Spread on the Platform

No one can claim that Mike Pence isn’t a hands-on Vice-President.  Here he is today,  positioning Admiral Polowczyk on the podium.  But this is a time when body language speaks volumes – perhaps even louder than words.  If  you watch the … Continue reading

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From Whence Cometh Our Help

Pslams/Tehilim 121: I lift my eyes to the mountains … from where does my help come?   Then again, the Lord helps those who help themselves.  Although the following exploration with Dr. Roger Lipsey is about global climate change, its … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Your Mental Health is an Essential Self-Service

Sage advice, written by a NYS School/Clinical Psychologist, and shared by a colleague of mine, Dr. Jennifer Ceonzo.  So to whoever you are who originally wrote this, thanks for putting it together! “After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients … Continue reading

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Houses of the Holy

This is the gifted and talented Kayla Goldstein’s contribution to a project that NCSY is rapidly putting together for a special Haggadah this Passover.  It has been an unusual year to say the least, one in which the Chinese Year … Continue reading

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Re-interpreting and Re-embracing Aloneness

Alone and Together is a very appropriate theme at the moment, and Parabola magazine is making their theme issue on this topic available as a public service at no charge.  Although it is from 2012, it is acutely prescient.  You can … Continue reading

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The One Who Has Clean Hands

I introduced Shulem in Part 1 and here, in Part 2, is another healthy dose of this phenomenal talent.  We’ll begin with what seems like an appropriate nod to the ubiquity of the novel coronavirus and the importance of keeping … Continue reading

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This Lemmer is No Lemming

If you haven’t been exposed to Shulem Lemmer before, you’re in for a real treat.  A lemming is someone who follows others blindly, but Shulem follows his own muse.  From a musical standpoint, his origins were cantorially Chasidic, but with … Continue reading

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