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 Happiness Prayer

Rabbi Evan Moffic, a graduate of Stanford University, and leader of Congregation Solel in Highland Park, Illinois, brings ancient wisdom to life in what he dubs “The Happiness Prayer”.  It may not displace The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Neibuhr in … Continue reading

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Musin’ on Smoky Mountains

We’re spending a few days with good friends in a region I haven’t hung out in before – the Smoky Mountain ranges of North Carolina, nestled in the town of Cashiers (pronounced “Cashers”).  Chalet Draisin is a beautiful setting this … Continue reading

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“Don’t Take Courses, Take Professors”

It comes at the 49 minute mark of the video, where professional author and speaker Gregg Levoy remarks: “My father’s advice when I headed off to college was don’t take courses, take professors.  Isn’t that interesting?  Take professors.” I literally … Continue reading

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Einstein and the Rabbi

Soul searching is part of the fabric of Jewish life, never more intense than at this time of year when Jews are immersed in Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur observances.  Observance can take many forms, one of which can be immersion in … Continue reading

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Rocket Men – Courtesy of Rita

As I was sitting in my usual spot in Booktowne, enjoying a periodic sojourn to Manasquan’s Main Street, the store’s owner Rita Maggio approached me with a proposition: “Would you like to read this advanced copy of Robert Kurson’s latest … Continue reading

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Rhys is the Word

The Phillies late-season rookie phenomenon, Rhys Hoskins (on your left), is one half of last year’s Bash Brothers.  His baseball brother, Dylan Cozens, actually out-homered Rhys by 40 to 38 in their prodigious display for the double A Reading Fightin’ … Continue reading

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