Some Random Observations

Some Random Observations

I saw a tee shirt I thought I should buy for myself. It read: "To err is human..To forgive is Devine…Neither are my policy."

There were two letters to the National Catholic Reporter by women that were responding to an article Vatican about women in the Catholic Church. One referred to the "stained glass ceiling" in talking about the Catholic church and its policies against women. Another letter to the editor expressed the complaint: "…the Church, …endlessly preaches about abortion and seems more concerned with sexual behavior than about social justice, is talking mostly to a group of old ladies for whom abortion is an impossibility and sometimes sexual activity as well."

I don’t like or subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, but since it was free on an airplane decided to see what the Fortune 500 people had to say. Surprisingly, the paper had an article with human interest. It was about Randy Pausch, a 46 year old father of three  and a Carnegie Melon University computer-science professor. Pausch gave a talk in the "last lecture" series where top professors are asked to discuss what matters to them if they knew it was their last chance. For Pausch, it was literally one of his last lectures since he has pancreatic cancer and expects to live for only a few more months. It was both humorous and thoughtful. Among other things, he said he had experienced a deathbed conversion because "I just bought a Macintosh." He encouraged people to be patient with others because "wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you." He told about his mother who told others, when he got his Ph.D., "This is my son. He’s a doctor, but not the kind that helps people." He received a standing ovation at the end of this talk.

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  1. Tiger has won 13 majors, two more than Walter Hagen, so only Jack and Tiger have more than Walter Hagen, I suspect Mark Frost’s book was written before Tiger won his last several majors, but wanted to let you correct your blog

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