As fall sports were about to give way to winter ones at East Hampton High School last week, Joe Vas, the district’s athletic director, was happy to report that all 11 of East Hampton’s fall teams were scholar-athlete ones given their 90-plus averages.
The two with the highest aggregate G.P.A. in that group were field hockey (96.388) and girls swimming (96.072).
The house at the end of the block, where Madeline Bastis, a Zen priest, once told me that when it came to reporting on the New York marathon, I should write about all the finishers from here, not just the top ones — to wit, that attention should be paid — is being torn down.
At first I thought how sad, but now, having got out her file and reading through it a bit, I imagine her saying, in Zen fashion, “Let it go, Jack, let it go.”