Field Trip

Check out my piece on The Flip today.  Click through image below.

Years ago, when I was young, I had a friend named Lucas who told me about trips back home to Boston.  These were conflicted journeys; when he saw his old friends – friends from high school, friends from the neighborhood, friends from youth – everyone inevitably fell back into the patterns that characterized each of them some ten years ago, patterns they had often long outgrown.  The nerds would be The Nerds.  The jocks would be The Jocks.  No matter where everyone was in their current life, they would compulsively shift into the people they had been, finding it strangely easier than behaving like the people they had become…


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