Heroes: Randy Pausch

Recently, I have been very inspired by a video of “last lecture” given by a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Last Lectures typically involve a retiring professor who condenses his or her decades of accumulated wisdom and experience into one final blockbuster talk, but this one is different because the professor, Randy Pausch, is only […]

"Countdown Clock" May be Scary, but It Can Also Keep You Focused

Wired magazine founder Kevin Kelly writes here about the “countdown clock” he created on his computer to remind him of how much (or, more to the point, how little) time he has left on the planet and that he shouldn’t waste any. He’s 55 years old, he says, so anticipates he’s got about 8,500 days […]

Salon.com reviews The Lifelong Activist

From Cary Tennis, Salon.com’s advice columnist : “Anyway, that sort of reminds me about how hard it is to make social change when many of us feel unrepresented by the major political parties, do not belong to labor unions and must figure out for ourselves how to make activism a part of our complicated little […]