Friday, September 28, 2007

Last Lecture

This evening I just happened to turn on the CBS Evening News and caught the "Assignment America" segment. It featured the story of Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Professor, Randy Pausch, 46, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just over a year ago. The segment features him giving his "Last Lecture." As he explained, "There’s been a tradition for years and years around college campuses of the last lecture." "If you had one last lecture to give before you died, what would you tell your students?"

This is one of those stories that gives one pause for reflection and serves to offer perspective for those days when things don't go a certain way or life hands over the seemingly overwhelming disappointments.

Click here to go to the CBS News web site to read the story and watch a video of the lecture.

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