Thursday, November 12

Today is Thursday of WEEK 12 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 11 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that BEFORE NOON TODAY for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore or World Lit, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Storybook stack. There are just a few assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in your assignment before 10PM on Monday, you should have comments back from me now. Assignments turned in later on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday are probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

My Thursday schedule. This week my out-of-office tasks are on Thursday, which means I may be a more slow today to respond to your emails - but if you send me an email during the day on Thursday, I'll definitely get back to you by the end of the day.

Interactive Storybook. Some of you may have seen Sarah Harris's Myth-Folklore Storybook Famous Fairytale Heroines, based on The Bachelor television series - except that this bachelor goes on dates with Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel. I've been so curious who the bachelor would choose at the end of the show... and as it turns out, Sarah has left the choice to her readers! She combined the PollDaddy Tech Tip with her own Storybook project - what a great idea! True confession: after reading all three stories, I voted for Rapunzel. :-)

November 12: Bahaullah. Today, November 12, marks the birthday in the year 1817 of the great religious leader named Bahaullah ("Glory of God") who founded the Bahai faith. The Bahai faith is a monotheistic religion in the tradition of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and it has gained followers around the world. Estimates place the number of Bahai faithful at between five and six million ... including a Bahai community in Norman. The life of Bahaullah is filled with many dramatic events, as you can read in this detailed Wikipedia article, which is also the source for the image below. He was born in Tehran, the capital city of what was then called Persia (Iran) and the image below shows Bahaullah's Persian (Iranian) passport: