Monday, March 16, 2009

Current Reading: The Piano Lesson & The Last Lecture

So I completed A Mercy last week. It really makes you think about the power of choice. The seemingly simple decisions you make in everyday life can have powerful effects on others in ways you couldn't even imagine.

Next up are The Piano Lesson by playwright August Wilson and The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. I'm in serious need of motivation right now, which influenced my decision to pick these two books. And on a random note - the city of Pittsburgh is a backdrop both.

For those of you who don't know, back in the day, I used to act. This is something that I'm really trying to get back into. And what's a better way to get fired up than reading a play by one of my favorite authors. The Piano Lesson actually won a Pulitzer Prize for drama. Just getting started on this one. I'll provide more details as I get deeper into the play.

I'm sure you've all heard of Randy Pausch's powerful last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. It was all about living life to the fullest and appreciating every single moment of it. It's amazing how life-changing moments like facing death or loss can help you put life back into perspective. Loved the lecture. Sure I'll love the book.

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