A while ago I came across a link to a video on Jason Bock's blog. It was a link to an excerpt from Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture".
I ended up downloading the whole lecture and making my family watch it. I recommend it highly.
It was a funny, charming, lecture about how to realize your childhood dreams from a guy who has Metastized Pancreatic Cancer.
I go to Dr. Pausch's page from time-to-time to see how he is doing.
He has a medical update page as well.
Dr. Pausch is a great speaker and seems to have lived with the intensity of a dying romantic BEFORE he got terminally ill.
I thought some of you might be moved and inspired by the story.