Thursday, September 11

Today is Thursday of WEEK 4. If you have not turned in your Week 3 Storybook assignment yet, you have until noon today to turn that in for partial credit. Thursday morning until noon is also the grace period if you did not finish the Storytelling that was due on Wednesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Pinterest Boards. As you are doing research for your Storybook projects, I'd like to suggest you consider using Pinterest to bookmark the images and other resources that you find. Especially for a project like the Storybook, Pinterest can be a really useful bookmarking tool. If you've never used Pinterest before, or if you've never used Pinterest for school, I recommend giving it a try. You can learn more about doing that for extra credit here: Twitter and Pinterest. To get a sense of how that can work, here are the Pinterest Boards that I keep for these classes: Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics. You can see other students' Boards at our Pinterest Directory.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. It is always my goal to get through the stack by the end of the day on Friday!

Week 4 Read and Respond. The Week 4 blog commenting assignment is not available yet; that assignment is available each week starting on Friday — and that's right after midnight tonight, so any of you night-owls can do that assignment right after midnight tonight if you want. There will be new random groups, just like last week!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Art Humor: VanGo Yourself. At the website you can see photographs of people who have recreated artworks with their friends. So much fun! Here is a recreation of Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx!

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is THURSDAY from the name of the god Thor. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Yama's Tattoo Parlor. Yama has decided to open a henna tattoo parlor, and it is frequented by women like Sita and Damayanti and by rakshasis, too, like Taraka and Hidimba.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This book contains some familiar stories, like "The Ugly Duckling" along with many other marvelous stories from all over the world.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Without people even paradise gets boring (a Polish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. In Polish it rhymes: Bez ludzi i raj siÄ™ znudzi.

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Rama and Ahalya. You can see Ahalya emerging from the rock when Rama arrives.

Thursday Event on Campus: This evening is the opening reception for the New Media Collective Exhibition in the Lightwell Gallery of the School of Art, 5PM-7PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 11. The image below shows the "Tribute in Light" on the tenth anniversary of 9-11.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.