One of my all-time favorite professors told us there were “beer papers” and “coffee papers,” and he didn’t know which we should want ours to be. When he graded papers, he usually sat at a bar drinking beer or sat at a coffee shop drinking lots of coffee. He advised us to quibble over our grades if we needed to, because “I might have made a mistake. It might have been the caffeine. It might have been the alcohol.”  Continue reading “Say What You Need. Stand On A Table If You Have To.”