POST MILLS, VT. — My triplet granddaughters started seventh grade a few days ago at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., about 10 minutes from their home near the village of Post Mills. It's a beautiful school on a low hill — several very New England buildings around a grassed quadrangle, open to a spectacular view of the mountains of the Connecticut River Valley. Small enrollment: 339 students in grades seven through 12, and enough teachers to keep class sizes to about 10 students.
FARGO — Suggestions for summer reading: "Brave New World" by Aldous (1932, Easton Press collection,1978) is a timeless novel that is as disquieting today as it was when published 86 years ago. It was required reading when I was in school. I was unimpressed; not smart enough, not mature enough to appreciate its message. Rereading Huxley's masterpiece was like reading it for the first time.