About two years ago I did an article for the Weekender on BookCrossing.com, the online site conceived by Ron Hornbaker where people register books, release them “into the wild,” and then track the books’ journeys and the lives they happen to touch. In the front of each book, former owners place a sticker that says “I’m not lost!” to ensure that whoever finds the book will know it now belongs to them.
BookCrossing now has one of its own members lost. Twenty-nine-year-old Dan Clune — BookCrossing’s lead programmer since April of this year — has been missing for one full month. Dan Clune was last seen by a group of friends around 2 a.m. Nov. 6 at Long Bridge Bar and Grill outside Sandpoint, Idaho. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his safe return, and his family has established a website — www.FindDanny.com — with more detailed information.
I can’t imagine anything worse than having one’s child go missing. I decided to post this on my blog in an effort to help get the word out. I admire Ron Hornbaker for what he’s done in creating a worldwide book community, and his dedication to help find Danny Clune.
Anyone with information about Danny’s disappearance should call the Sandpoint Police Department at (208) 265-1482 or Bonner County Central Dispatch at (208) 265-5525.