Hell freezes over

It's not often that Rick Lowe of BlogBahamas and I agree on much. In fact, if you follow my blog or his, you'll conclude that we have maintained a relationship of cordial disagreement for the past few years. Our politics are very much at odds -- I *gasp!* have not-so-vague socialist tendencies and he's *oh no!* a libertarian. Our local politics veer in similar directions. We rarely see eye-to-eye.But I think also we have a relationship built on mutual respect. The most wonderful thing about democracies and freedom of speech is that they permit people who do not agree to live together peaceably and work for a common cause. In this case, the common cause is a better Bahamas and a better world.Those of you who follow his blog will have already seen this link. But for those who don't, let me reiterate his comment. This is worth watching in its entirety, and not because of Dr. Pausch's personal circumstances. Hope -- and a personal and philosophical commitment to hope -- is fundamental to achieving any real change in any real society, and what Dr. Pausch is talking about, ultimately, is hope.And now over to him.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo&hl=en]