Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Another I cannot believe I did not blog this. The book was really good. Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons… Continue reading Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

3/4 Done?

Today is the 273rd day of the year, so at the three-quarters point, here is an update on my resolution progress. Complete unfinished novel series. The Harry Potter series was finished at the first-quarter update. The Sword of Truth series  was finished at the half update. The Ender series is now done. That is all thirteen books from… Continue reading 3/4 Done?

TED Talk: Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

I read quite a bit. Not having a spouse, children, or real adult responsibilities, I have much free time to spend. Reading is a preferred way of spending that time. My goals probably are better described as self-challenges to stretch my reading in new ways. Perhaps it is more like a 5K race winner deciding to… Continue reading TED Talk: Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

2011 Resolutions

My resolutions for 2010 involved a lot of reading, improving my cooking repertoire, improving my photography repertoire, and having fun in the present. In goal accounting for 2010, 2 were successful and 2 not. Except for the reading goal, the other three were well outside my comfort zone.  I forgot my statement for the resolutions in 2009.… Continue reading 2011 Resolutions

2010 Resolution Reading List

I recently completed my first resolution for the year 2009: Read 12,000 pages. pp Check the Reading page for the master list. Titles in bold are the ones I recommend. (They also are probably the ones I quote the most.) Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space – Carl Sagan – 368… Continue reading 2010 Resolution Reading List


So much to accomplish on my “days off”. Finished grocery shopping and posting meeting notes for one group. Have to figure out the agenda for another meeting later today. Feel like I need a vacation…

New Year’s Resolutions 2010

My resolutions for 2009 involved reading good stuff and being more social. More or less they were successful. I read fulfilled the reading goal by October. To fulfill the social goal, I attended most of the BrunchBunch, Athens Flickr Meetups, Athens Strobist Meetups, and even lunches with coworkers. These were by and large successful. So,… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions 2010