I got a notice last week for my 30th high school reunion. (Please keep the age jokes to yourself…)

I’m not sure if I’m going to go. I live 5 hours worth of air travel away, and have important meetings already scheduled on the same day.

Beyond that, I’m not sure how I really feel about it. My life and interests are very different than they were then (Bay Area in the 70’s.) I haven’t kept in regular touch with any of my classmates, beyond a few email exchanges.

Somehow, class reunions seem almost obsolete in the age of Facebook, email,  blogs, and Vonage.  And the Internet, especially social networking sites, allow us to connect with people with whom we share common interests today, perhaps freeing us from the need to re-connect with people with whom our only connection is 30 years old, and now irrelevant.

Any thoughts?



Andrew Field is President of, known by its thousands of happy customers as "America‘s Print Shop." He works and lives along the Yellowstone River in southwest Montana.

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