Thursday, March 11

Today is Thursday of WEEK 8 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 7 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that on Thursday morning 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.

Fall 2009 enrollment. I know that many of you are graduating this spring (congratulations!), but for those of you who will be in school next year, I wanted to give you a chance to reserve a place in one of these online classes for Fall, if you are interested. The online courses all fill up very fast, but if you let me know BY WEDNESDAY MARCH 24 that you would like to take one of these classes in the Fall, I will reserve a space for you. You can get more information about each of the three classes at, which links to the websites for each class.

Storybook Stack. I've still got about some items left in the Storybook stack that were turned in on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Remember: The deadline for getting comments back from me before Spring Break is Friday at noon. If you turn in a Storybook assignment before noon on Friday, I will do my very best to get comments back to you before Spring Break.

Spring Break. (repeat announcement) Spring break is next week! That means the assignments for Week 8 are spread out. You have the usual Thursday assignments due today, March 11. Then, the weekend assignments are not due until the end of spring break, with the grace period on Monday after Spring Break, March 22. I won't be doing any Storybook grading over the Spring Break, so if you want to get ahead and receive comments back from me before the Spring Break begins, please get your early assignments turned in by this Friday, March 12, at noon. If you can get a Storybook assignment turned in by Friday at noon, I will get comments back to you before Spring Break; otherwise, if you turn something in after noon on Friday or during Spring Break, it will go into the stack for Monday, March 22, when classes resume.

March 11: Douglas Adams. Today marks the birthday of Douglas Adams, one of my most beloved writers, who sadly left this world in 2001. Adams is most famous as the creator of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and his two books about the detective Dirk Gently are also priceless. Happy birthday to you, Douglas Adams, wherever in the galaxy you may be!