papers to gradeGrading essays is a lot like scoring wines—the most relevant question is always “what is it trying to say?”

I mention this similarity only because it’s that time of the year when I have heaps of barely comprehensible prose to decipher, thankfully leavened by the occasional gem. It’s not unlike evaluating budget wines.

At any rate, I must devote full attention to professorial duties until semester’s end and no doubt the wine rituals will suffer.