Miscellaneous

Dr. Weiss holding a prepared Christmas goose

Fabricating and Cooking a Christmas Goose

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is basically right around the corner!   Last year I decided to take on a new challenge: cooking a Christmas goose!  In this video, I’d like to share the results with all my friends and family of patients.   At 45 minutes, this is the longest blog I’ve ever done, so it’s not for everyone!  But if you’re interested in learning about a unique way of preparing a Christmas goose that worked well for me, and having a few laughs and a little music… More »

Spider-Man clinging to a flagpole

A Swingin’ Spider-Man Tribute Blog!

We have a few Marvel Comics fans here at the office, one of which is Dr. Weiss himself!  After seeing and enjoying the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, Dr. Weiss decided he’d whip up a little musical tribute and treat viewers to a glimpse at his comic book collection.  We hope you enjoy – and share with your friends! 🙂… More »

Outside images of Angels stadium

For All You Baseball Fans!

Well, as you know (and you should, if you listened to my short rendition of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ last week 😉), it’s baseball season again! Friday night was a beautiful evening at Angels Stadium. I arrived a little late by had no sooner sat down in my seat with a hot dog and a beer, when I looked up and saw a bases-loaded three-run double by Pujols to bring the Angels to a 3-2 lead! (Though the Angels lost 8-7 in the 13th inning). However, there was… More »

A Special Thanksgiving Musical Minute

A Special Thanksgiving Musical Minute

Well, that came quick didn’t it?  Thanksgiving is already here (what happened to the rest of the year??) and we’re excited to wish our family of patients a Happy Turkey Day! Dr. Weiss wanted to share a quick song with you – a ragtime piece by Scott Joplin, also known as the Ragtime King whose birthday happens to be November 24 (or at least that’s what the tombstone says)!  Also in a fascinating turn of events, guess what the name of Joplin’s most influential teacher is?  Yep – Weiss!  Yeah,… More »

The amazing artist drawing a flower

You Have to See This Blind Artist to Believe It!

As you might already know, Dr. Weiss has a charity dedicated to ending curable blindness called One World Sight Project.  On a trip to an IAPB meeting (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) in Buenos Aires, we happened upon an artist by the name of Esref Armagan.  Despite being blind all his life, Armagan’s ability to draw structures and objects he has never seen is amazing.  But don’t take our word for it – check it out yourself! If you’d like to learn more about curing blindness in the… More »

Dr. Weiss at the one-man saw mill in Oregon

Video Blog – Dr. Weiss visits a one-man saw mill hidden in Oregon

One of the things the Pacific Northwest is known for is logging and timber. On a recent trip to Oregon, Dr. Weiss discovered a tiny one-man saw mill hidden away in one of the smaller towns. Enjoy this up close and personal look at how a one-man mill can churn through over 1000 feet/hour! And listen for the infrequently performed Grateful Dead song at the end!… More »

30 Seconds to Brighten Your Day!

Happy Thursday everyone! Here’s a quick little pick-me-up inspired by a couple of patients that came by yesterday. Got any requests? We’d love to hear them! Just send us a quick email with the subject “Song Request” to [email protected] and we’ll do our best to honor them. Enjoy your ticket to a fantastic Friday!… More »

Happy Mother’s Day 2016!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fantastic Moms (and moms-to-be!) that make up our family of patients! With the help of multi-track recording and auto harmony, Dr. Weiss has put together a little video to convey a special thank you to our Moms.  For best sound quality, listen to this video using headphones.  … More »

Eight Eyes

Andy Warhol, “Eight Eyes”, c. 1953, ink and graphite on paper.  21.6 x 12.7 cm  Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.… More »

Eyes of the World

Priscilla Hopper was inspired by the One World Sight Project to create a lovely art piece about the eyes. Priscilla is the daughter of one of our favorite musicians, the amazingly talented Jimmy Hopper, who has helped us cure blindness with his singing many times!  We’re so proud to feature Priscilla’s drawing here! 2010, Crayon on Paper.… More »

Van Gogh Self Portrait – detail of the eye

Van Gogh painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887–1888, when he had been living in Paris for nearly two years. Since his arrival in the city he had devoted much study to the dotted Pointillist technique, thereby learning how he might apply it in his own fashion. His use of brushstrokes running in a variety of directions created a self-portrait with a halo-like circle round his head. This variation and the dynamics it created were Van Gogh’s own contribution to the new style of painting. (Van Gogh Museum notice)… More »