Thoughts on culture, education, and having been a Canadian in the US
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Some inspiration for a Monday morning

Yesterday, I came across this incredible “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University professor of Computing Science. Moving and inspiring stuff. My favourite line from this is that “brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things.” That’s an important reminder for all of us about how we should look at what might seem to be setbacks.

You can watch a good story about his lecture in the video below, and the whole thing online here. Good Morning America also had a nice interview with Dr. Pausch on Friday, which is worth watching.

To me, one of the amazing things about the internet is to be able to find and hear the stories of other people in the way that other traditional forms of media do not permit. Randy Pausch’s courage in the face of his battle with cancer is a lesson from which we can all learn. I wish him and his family the very best.