Monday, September 22

Today is Monday. Week 4 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Week 5 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started. The Week 6 assignments are also available now, too! (Week 7 will be available tomorrow.)

You really can call me Laura! Although I sign my emails to you all as Laura, some of you still feel like you need to call me Professor or Dr. or something fancy. No need for that at all, really! Since I'm on a first-name basis with all of you, please feel free to just call me Laura. :-)

Storybook coverpages. I'll be updating the list of Storybook coverpages for Myth-Folklore, World Literature and Indian Epics on Monday afternoon. I'll send around a note when I am done so that you can all check to make sure I have linked to your coverpage correctly. It's very exciting seeing all the new Storybooks come online!

Storybook stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack that were turned in over the weekend or on Monday morning. This is especially true today, since so few people turned in the Week 4 Storybook early. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 8 a.m. or so on Monday, you will be able to check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I will be reading and reply to the assignments in the order they were turned in, beginning with the assignments turned in on Friday or Saturday.

September 22: Autumnal equinox. Today, September 22, marks the autumnal equinox, when the day and night are of equal length, as the days are getting shorter. You can read about the astronomical details of the equinox at Wikipedia, and in the Wiccan "Wheel of the Year," the fall equinox is celebrated as the holiday of Mabon. You can see here where the fall equinox takes its place on the wheel with its eight holidays: