Friday, April 3

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 11! Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish Thursday's work. The blog commenting assignment for this week is available now — and if you missed them, here's a link to Thursday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've read and replied to all the projects turned in on Sunday, and now I am working on the projects turned in on Monday and later. I hope to get through the stack today, replying to anything turned in before Friday. If I don't finish up today, I'll finish Saturday morning. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Blog Responding. The blog responding groups are ready to go! If you don't have a Storytelling post, you are not in a group, so you have free choice for the blog responding: you can choose two people at random from any of the groups, or you can check in with someone you've met in the course whose name you see there.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor: Stop Clubbing Baby Seals. It's all about the comma!

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

Featured Storybook: The Ravana Diaries. For many years, an archaeologist has been excavating ancient sites on the island of Lanka, seeking to learn more about Ravana, King of the Rakshasas. Finally one day he discovers just what he has always hoped to find: Ravana's own diary.

FREE eBook: Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry edited by William Butler Yeats. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which is a collection of stories drawn from many different sources. There are fairies, pookas, banshees, and more!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The one who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; the one who does not ask a question is a fool forever (a Chinese proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Learning is ALL about asking questions!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Krishna, playing his flute in the forest.

Friday Event on Campus: There will be free showings of the movie Selma at 6PM, 9PM and midnight in Meacham Auditorium (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, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.