I read and responded to 20 student drafts yesterday and graded 9 freshman essays today--YES I'm on a roll--but I accomplished this remarkable feat by turning my back on the world, ignoring the demands of the body (lunch? what lunch?), and gluing my eyeballs to the computer screen, which may be why I awoke at 1 a.m. with a brutal headache. Now it's time to chill...until my next wave of papers rolls in tomorrow afternoon. But they can wait. There's always the weekend.