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.

It Happens Every Spring

It was in 2004 that Pullitzer Prize-winning author Ira Berkow published “Making Contact” in Chicago Magazine as a follow-up to his original article on Jim Woods in 1986.  The article is reprinted under the title of Jim Woods: At 17, … Continue reading

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Better With Age

On page 70 of his marvelous book, Alan Castel cites creative contributions that artists have made later in life, both large and small.  Some of those have even come in the face of considerable challenges, such as Monet’s famous water … Continue reading

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It’s Over, Johnny.

Well, our Phillies/Scorpions fell short of their goal to get into the championship game of the Arizona Fall League.  As the “regular” six week season came to a close yesterday, before the championship game schedules for tomorrow, Scottsdale found itself … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

Well the Scorpions did yesterday what we said they had to do in order to keep their championship hopes alive.  But before we get to that, I’ll mention a great story in USA Today via the Arizona Republic about Twins’ Fall … Continue reading

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Turning, Hope, and Inflection Points

The current issue of Parabola magazine contains a marvelous article by Kenneth Krushel on his visit with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz in Israel.  In it, he describes how he came to request the use of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s writing on Teshuva as inspiration … Continue reading

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Home Stretch Begins With a Walk-off

So here we are, in the last week of the Fall League Season, with Peoria having clinched the AFL West but the East still up for grabs.  Yesterday’s Salt River extra innings loss coupled with a Scottsdale walk-off kept our … Continue reading

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Sampling the “A” List

1,000 Books To Read Before You Die, the life-changing list I blogged about yesterday, is a book compiled by James Mustich that lends itself to serial reading in bite size chunks.  The second of the thousand entries features the book … Continue reading

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