Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Randy Pausch is still kickin'

I last posted about Randy in mid-February. At that time he'd beaten the odds on expected survival. Several weeks later he testified before a Congressional subcommittee.

Please go have a look at his web site, which has a link to his 8 minutes of testimony. He's a really persuasive speaker.

There's also a promo for an ABC News show next Weds, 4/9, about his famous Last Lecture. I personally can't stand Diane Sawyer's overly emotional approach to everything, but I'll be taping and watching the show. (Not surprisingly, the show is timed to coincide with the release of the book about his lecture, one day earlier.)

His daily update journal, also linked from his site, details that his condition is worsening measurably, and in his testimony his voice now trembles when he talks about his family. Yet he remains so committed to being fully alive in every way that he can - that's what I love about him. In that way, he's my brother, in more than just the universal sense.

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