Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 14! The Week 14 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 14 assignments are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. The Week 15 assignments are also available!

Storybook ballot results! You can see the results here on the ballot pages: Myth-Folklore, Indian Epics, and World Literature. Thanks to all of you who took the time to cast your ballot, and congratulations to the winners, to all the nominees, and to EVERYBODY who learned how to make your own website this semester: I hope that is a skill that will turn out to be useful to you in the future! :-)

Storybook stack
. There are still a few items left in the Storybook stack, which I will definitely get to on Friday. You can check the contents of the stack here. If you want comments on a Week 14 or Week 15 Storybook assignment before the weekend, please get that turned in by noon on Friday so I can reply to you on Friday afternoon!

May 3: Pete Seeger. Sunday, May 3, is the birthday of the great American musician and folk singer, Pete Seeger, who was born in 1919, so it is his 90th birthday. Happy birthday, Pete Seeger! You may have seen Pete Seeger performing at Obama's inauguration this past January, when together with Bruce Springsteen and his grandson Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, he sang the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land." You can read more about Pete Seeger's career in this Wikipedia article, which also contains details about the many celebrations of Pete Seeger's birthday in cities around the United States and in other countries, too. Here's a picture of Pete Seeger performing recently - and you can see Arlo Guthrie there as well, two of America's great folk musicians! :-)