Goodbye to all That

It's the last week in town for my friends Genevieve and Emily capping off the traditional late-summer exodus and consequent need to try and make some new friends somewhere. This got me thinking; I always tend to assume that DC is unusually transient in this particular way -- lots of people leaving town every summer and lots of new people coming in every fall -- but do I have any reason to think that's the case? In retrospect, I do not. Certainly, there's a lot of transience. But DC also just happens to be the only place I've lived during my time in the peak-transience age bracket. For all I know, LA or New York has even more churn.