Tuesday, April 7

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 11 of the class. For those of you who are working ahead, Weeks 12 and 13 are also available! If you have not turned in your Week 10 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Storybook stack. As often on Tuesday during a "new story" week, there is still a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment on or before Sunday at noon, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in after noon on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. You can 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.

Grading and the end of the semester. Please make sure you read Monday's announcements, if you have not done so already - you will find important information there about grading in this class, along with information about the end of the semester and also about "mixing and matching" to choose the assignments you want to do as you finish the semester.

Week 11 Internet assignment. The Week 11 Internet assignment is available now! The Week 11 assignment works jus tlike last week: you have only one assigned Storybook, and two free choices - one of those free choices should be a Storybook that is new to you, and the other free choice should be a repeat visit provided that you have a NEW story you can read at the Storybook you are revisiting. I hope you will enjoy getting the chance to go back and see how a Storybook you looked at earlier in the semester is coming along now!

April 7: Ravi Shankar. Today is the birthday of the amazing Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, one of the modern masters of the sitar. He also happens to be the father of the great singer Norah Jones. You can read about Ravi Shankar's life and career at his official website (with audio!) and in this Wikipedia article, which is the source for this photo of Ravi Shankar with George Harrison of the Beatles, back in 1967. You can also find some great Ravi Shankar videos at YouTube.com - such as this wonderful video of Shankar's appearance on the Dick Cavett show. Happy birthday, Ravi Shankar!