Wednesday, May 6

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 15 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 14 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. I've still got a few Storybook assignments in the stack, which I hope to finish on Wednesday morning. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

Online course evaluation. If you have not yet completed the course evaluations, you can still do that! The online course evaluations will be available today, Wednesday, and on Thursday. Just go to and follow the instructions there. I'm very grateful for any feedback you have about the course... plus, you can win a free iPod, too!

May 6: Saint George. One of the most widely known saints throughout both western and eastern Europe is Saint George. In the west, Saint George's Day is on April 23, but in the east, where the Orthodox church still follows the Julian calendar, Saint George's Day is on May 6. You can read about Saint George in this Wikipedia article, and the image below shows a late 14th-century Russian icon of Saint George (called "Yuri" in Russian), shown slaying the dragon: