Several months ago John and I watched a program about Randy Pausch. He was a professor of computer science, but most importantly he was father and a husband. Randy was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Facing this terrible disease he gave his "last lecture" at his university. This inspirational lecture was made into a book. I bought John the book on CD for John for Father's Day. It is uplifting, hopeful, and it just wants to make you a better person.
Randy Pausch has lost his battle to cancer. I am sad for his wife and small children. He has left a wonderful legacy for them. Because of Randy's motivational words I think a lot of people feel like they have lost a friend, myself included.