Saturday, April 12

Today is Saturday of Week 12. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you need to do that today or tomorrow, Sunday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. On Friday, I managed to get through all the Storybooks turned in before Friday. Meanwhile, if you turned in something on Friday, it is at the top of the stack for Monday, and I will update the stack once or twice again over the weekend. You can check the contents of the stack here.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor: Writing and Revision. As you can guess from the way this class works, I put a high value on the revision process. As writers, we are lucky to have the opportunity to revise our writing, and then revise it again, and yet again... unlike, say, a brain surgeon!

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are BARE and BEAR. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Maya Abounds: Knowledge of the Vital Air. Jeff's Storybook lets you explore the concept of Maya, illusion, one of the most fascinating notions in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

FREE Kindle eBook: Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest by Katharine Berry Judson. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This book is the source for one of the Native American units coming up in the Myth-Folklore class next week!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The roughest stone becomes smooth when it is much rolled (a Swiss proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is one of those proverbs which is true both literally and metaphorically!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers, as depicted in a Wayang shadow puppet from Java.

Saturday Event on Campus: The Spring Centennial Content Powwow will take start at 1PM and goes all the way through midnight at the Lloyd Noble Center; there will be 39 different Oklahoma tribes participating in the intertribal presentations and competitions (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.