Friday, February 21

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 6! The Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the assignments that were due on Thursday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Blog Responding. For the Responding assignment, you should be looking for the Week 6 essay and story - which means you may need to scroll down because some people are working ahead. There is also an extra credit responding option this week again; you will find details about that in the regular responding assignment.

Storybook Stack
. If you turned something in on Sunday, you should have comments back from me. By the end of the day today I should be able to finish replying to Storybooks that came in during the week. You can check the contents of the stack here. If you turn something in on Friday, I may be able to get to that before the weekend; if not, then it will be at the top of the stack for Monday.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Image Resource: Pahari Paintings from India. This resource provides an overview of the beautiful Pahari painting style of northwestern India, such as this lovely painting of Krishna and Radha:

Writing Humor: Godzilla Mark. Here are some punctuation mark ideas from "Savage Chickens" — my favorite is the Godzilla mark!

Words to Watch: Today's word mix-up to watch out for is STAKE and STEAK. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Rumpelstiltskin Show. Rapunzel and her girlfriends have gotten together to watch the Brothers Grimm get skewered on the Rumpelstiltskin Show. It's payback time for the long-suffering characters of the stories told by the Brothers Grimm!

FREE Kindle eBook: The Arabian Nights by Kate Wiggin and Nora Smith. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which includes the famous story of Aladdin, as well as the great tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails (a German proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Of course, you have to know how to use your sails for every possible wind!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Hanuman in Lanka. The painting combines multiple scenes in one frame; in one scene Hanuman is up in the tree, and in another scene you can see him disguised as a cat.

Friday Event on Campus: Prof. Jeremy Albers will be giving a talk on "Witches and Wizards: Traditional Healers of 17th-Century Peru" at 3:30PM in the Harlow Room of the History of Science Collection in Bizzell Library (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.