Friday, April 20

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 13! Here is a link to the class calendar; you will find Week 13 there along with Week 14 and Week 15 if you want to work ahead and finish early.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Success Tip: Remember to upload images. If you try to copy-and-paste images instead of uploading, you may run into trouble later. So, save yourself some worry and take a minute to download and then upload the images you use in your blog posts and webpages. That way you can avoid warnings like these from Pixabay and other sites that don't allow remote linking. More information: Upload Blog Post Images.

Project Stack. Yesterday I replied to all the assignments turned in on Sunday, and I'll be working on the rest of the stack today. While you are waiting on comments back from me, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Blog Stream. A lot of people have been watching the Epified "Secrets" videos in Indian Epics and sharing great observations about the gods and goddesses of India, like this post from Logan which I noticed because he included an image of the famous Shiva of Murudeshwara in Karnataka. It is one of the tallest Shiva stautes in world: he is 123 feet tall!

In this photo you can see how he sits right at the water's edge:

Myth Item. If you think you're having a hard day, think about poor medieval "wound man" who appears in medieval and early modern medical texts. Find out more at the Public Domain Review: The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man.

India Video: Here's one of those quick Epified videos describing a key aspect of Indian life and literature: Ashramas: Stages of Life.

Myth Book Online: Today's free book is a beautiful illustrated edition of Tennyson's Morte d’Arthur. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. Check out all the pages as thumbnails: it's wonderful!

Proverb of the Day: Here you have the proverbial dog in the manger: The dog in the manger would not let the horse eat hay or eat it himself. Find out more at the Proverb Laboratory.

Writing: Here's a very cool tool that is a mash-up of Google Maps and Google Translate: European Word Translator.

Reading: Put superheroes in a library, and you get this: Knowledge is a superpower.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is focused and ready to learn: Pay attention and stretch your knowledge. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Video: I saw that someone did a post about this video and liked it, so I wanted to share it here too (Flow is one of my favorite books!): Animated Review of Csikszentmihalyi's Flow.

Event on Campus: There will be free showings of The Last Jedi in Meacham at 6PM, 9PM and midnight (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 20: Odilon Redon. Today marks the birthday of the French symbolist painter Odilon Redon in 1840. If you have never seen his paintings, take a look: they are marvelous! You can see a gallery at Wikipedia. Here is his painting called The Cyclops:

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.