And so there was email yesterday from an uncle who is attempting to organize a family reunion sometime next year or in 2009. I have never been to a family reunion, in the traditional sense anyway, and the notion sounds interesting to me. It was originally proposed to be in California. But already, there seems to be a branch of the family demanding it be held in Las Vegas. Black sheep, all of them. (And by “them”, I also mean me.) The details are pretty sketchy at this point, more information gathering than anything else, but it sounds like it could be interesting.

One question: what is it exactly that people do at family reunions? Are there formalities to attend to? Are speeches given? Are family trees planted and watered? I honestly don’t know.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.