I've just finished grading essays & final projects for 125 students. I feel tired & stupid. I wrote the beginning of a post about grading, but it just seemed garrulous & tedious. When I finished grading this afternoon I went out & worked in the yard a bit. First day this spring above 70. Pulling weeds. Lovely. I hate grading. I can't help feeling guilty for not pulling even the worst fuck-ups above the line of failure. If only I had explained things more clearly. If only I had made the requirements more explicit.