Wednesday, October 15

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 8 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 7 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Storybook Stack. There are still quite a few Storybook assignments in the stack and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you turned something in before 8PM on Sunay, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

OU Library Book Sale (FRIDAY). The Library Book Sale will be held on Friday, October 17th from 10AM until 4PM at Bizzell Memorial Library. The sale will be open to members of the OU Community only from 10AM until 1PM. Thousands of books will be offered for sale. Hardback books will be $2.00. Paperbacks will be $1.00. Payment can be made in cash or by check (it looks like they don't take credit cards).

October 15: Sai Baba. Today, October 15, marks the anniversary of the death in 1918 of Sai Baba of Shardi, a man who is revered as a saint by both Hindus and Muslims. The year of his birth is unknown, and it is not clear whether he came from a Hindu family or a Muslim one. He lived the life of an ascetic and preached a gospel of love, charity and simplicity. He encouraged his Muslim followers to read the Koran, and he encouraged his Hindu followers to read the Ramayana, the Bhagavad-Gita, and other sacred Hindu texts. You can read a detailed account of Sai Baba's life and teachings at Wikipedia, which is also the source of this icon, a painting inspired by one of the photographs of Sai Baba taken during his lifetime: