Dan Close will read from A Year on the Bus, a fun, funny and provocative collection of thoughts and stories reflecting the lives of contemporary school students from kindergarten to 12th grade who live in the rolling hill country of northern Vermont.The stories also reflect the life of their bus driver and the times in which we live. They are in turn humorous, serious, poignant, and wacko – just like life itself. This book is not intended as an expose of any sort. It does reveal, however, a lot of information about life that most people might take for granted, such as the training of school bus drivers; the resilience of school kids; and the impact of far-off events on all of us.Dan Close moved to the hills of Underhill, Vermont in 1982. He has also lived in Brooklyn; Long Island; Manhattan; St. Croix, Virgin Islands; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Bekoji, Ethiopia. His interests include, among other things, breathtaking mountains and lakes, traditional cultures, contemporary world politics, and the origins and futures of the universe.