This post was last updated on December 12th, 2011 at 03:16 pm
So that fact that your birthday is splattered in any number of places means some interesting things. We get all kinds of well wishes from different spaces. It’s nice. It’s part of the glue of social networks, little bits of sharing to build community.
My life is pretty much an open book. For some that’s just too weird, dangerous or stupid. It works for me. My network of acquaintances/colleagues/connections and yes, some friends, know a lot of odd things about me.
I received many birthday wishes but David Jakes (I linked to his blog so you’ll all head over and urge him to blog more) started this little beauty:
And the fun began. I’m not sure I capture them all but I hope so.
For those who have had the opportunity to observe my online nattering, I can see how some might find it trivial, self-absorbed and even perhaps useless. There’s some truth in that for sure. But I can say that much of this it isn’t far off from the way I approach teaching and learning. Wrapped around the glaze of foolishness lies the belief that … Read the rest