Bryan Alexander is one of those people I don’t know, but to whom I seem to be connected in myriad ways.
I was first pointed to him by my Dutch friend Ton.
But through another route entirely, Islander Bonnie Stewart is, I believe, a member of his virtual book club.
And since coming to know him–and follow his blog–I’ve come to find that he’s engaged with the issue of rural Internet access, which is a topic I’ve been dipping my toe into for the last 6 months.
Bryan turned 50 years old today, and wrote an essay to memorialize and consider the implications of this.
I grew up expecting my life and everyone else’s to be incinerated in global thermonuclear war. As a kid I was reading more books than anyone around me, was often bullied, usually shy. Then I got older, fell in love, become a professor, had children, saw the 20th century somehow give way to the 21st, and –
Like I did–albeit with considerably less scholarship and depth on my part–when I walked through the same doorway last year.
It would be an interesting exercise to collate a bunch of bloggers-turning-50 posts into collection. Any other recommendations?