Class Procedures and Reminders:
Week 2 Internet. (repeat announcement) For the Week 2 Internet assignment, you will be creating a website using Google Sites. I've provided detailed instructions, so I don't think you'll run into any problems, but if you do, send me a note. I don't check email as often on the weekends, but I do check email occasionally, and if you run into a snag with that assignment, I'll be sure to write you back.
Stack. (repeat announcement) I also don't update the Storybook stack as often on the weekends, but you can check there to make sure I received your assignment; I'll update it at least once or twice over the weekend.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Seek the Firefly. I wanted to share this new blog project by Andrew (Myth-Folklore). I was happy to see that the blog has a "Story Time" too! So, I've subscribed and am looking forward to seeing where this will go. If any of you have some kind of project that you'd like me to share in the announcements, please let me know!
Foreign Words in English: Today's foreign word in English is nemesis. In Greek, Nemesis was the goddess of vengeance and retribution. For details, see this blog post.
FREE Kindle eBook: Hitopadesha translated by Edwin Arnold. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. It is one of my favorite story collections from ancient India!
Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The birth of a golden deer is impossible; nevertheless, Rama longed for the chase (a Sanskrit proverb from the Hitopadesha; see above). Details at the Proverb Lab. The meaning of this proverb will be very clear to all of you in the Indian Epics class!
Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Dasaratha's funeral. This is from an illustrated edition of the Ramayana prepared for a Mughal prince.
Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.