December 26, 2012
Shoveling Snow and Grading Exams
Early this morning Bloomington, Indiana got the upper estimate of snow predicted by the National Weather Service -- roughtly a foot of very wet, heavy snow. So I did the prudent thing: I started shoveling before my driveway froze into something akin to glacial ice when the temperature drops later today. (My youth in Cleveland prepared me well for snow storms.)
Of course, my motives were not pure. I was anxious for a legitimate excuse not to grade exams.
I hope to find other more pleasant ways to procrastigrade before Jan 1, which is my scheduled completion date.
[posted by Bill Henderson]
Note for readers in other parts of the world: Midwestern law profs -- going back to at least the days of Soia Mentschikoff -- grade exams on the dining table in cold weather, and on the screened porch in spring and summer. Laptops are a more recent addition. Blue books are a distant memory.
Posted by: Peter Lederer | Dec 26, 2012 12:01:33 PM
While there are no blue books in Bill's stack (apparently), his paean to a simpler past is the snow shovel. Bill, do yourself a favor. Invest in a snow blower. In fact, I've got a 8-hp two stage job sitting up in Charlevoix unused. When you aren't using it to clear snow, you can commute to work on it.
Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Dec 28, 2012 3:59:09 AM
Posted by: Judith Waltz | Dec 28, 2012 8:31:06 AM