Wednesday, 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.)

(photo credit: Mary Henderson)

Of course, my motives were not pure.  I was anxious for a legitimate excuse not to grade exams.

(Henderson dining room, Dec 26, 2012; photo credit: Bill Henderson)

I hope to find other more pleasant ways to procrastigrade before Jan 1, which is my scheduled completion date.

[posted by Bill Henderson]

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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

Happy Holidays!

Posted by: Judith Waltz | Dec 28, 2012 8:31:06 AM

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