Via COD, this article and video about Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, delivering his last lecture. A 43-year-old father of three, he has advanced pancreatic cancer and has been given only a few weeks or months more to live. He talks about the importance of determination, the power of cognitive dissonance and even why it’s best to let your kids write on the walls if they want to. (Fisher and Rhys: This does not mean you. We do not own this house.)
You all know my feelings about inspiration (which I initially mistyped "inspuration," probably because I was originally going to say "glurge"). But this one’s worthwhile; who knows? it may even spur me to get off my butt and work on The Book today.
Or at least to go take the pork tenderloin out of the freezer. I was looking at it this morning and thinking "I should thaw that out so we can eat it tomorrow." And then I closed the freezer, went back upstairs and returned to my regularly scheduled time-wasting behavior. Baby steps, baby steps.
Edited to add: The pork is out of the freezer. Can great things be far behind?