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 AI Not Named Allen Iverson

It was appropriate to finish the new memoir by Andre Iguodala over a cup of “Dunkin” this afternoon.   It’s a very curious book, with a marvelous writing style attributed to Carvell Wallace.  Describing his largely segregated upbringing in Springfield, … Continue reading

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Dusting off Skeletons

Cleaning out a closet a few weeks ago, I came across a box with my high school yearbook (more on that another day), expecting that my college yearbook would be close by.  There was no copy of Masmid, the yearbook … Continue reading

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Good Energy at FirstEnergy Park

Scenes from FirstEnergy Park last night, as the Lakewood Blue Claws defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 2-0 on the strength of stellar pitching, complemented by post-game pre-July 4 Fireworks.

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A Rose by His Own Name

Pete Rose is certainly not without his share of controversy owing to a lifetime ban from baseball due to betting on games in which he was involved as player/manager for the Cincinnati Reds.  The name of the next-to-last chapter in … Continue reading

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Sy Berger’s Baseball Cards – Part 2

In Part 1 I noted the origin of baseball cards and, in continuing with packing up the apartment in Fair Lawn, I came across a collectible reprint of the first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. The centerpiece of the magazine is … Continue reading

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The School of Life

I know nothing of The School of Life other than the back jacket wrapping notes on a delightful book published by them that I picked up a few year ago, but put aside to read on a humid day.  It … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

In 1945, the year my parents were married, and during which my mother turned twenty, Rodgers and Hammerstein came out with their acclaimed musical Carousel.  One of its songs, You’ll Never Walk Alone, has acquired nearly iconic status, and has … Continue reading

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