Saturday, October 24

Today is Saturday of Week 9. I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I don't update the Project 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. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, don't wait until Sunday evening! If you turn in your Storybook today or on Sunday morning, you will get comments back much sooner than if you wait until Sunday evening.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Technology is Magic. I still think the Internet is like magic... and we are all magicians: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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

Featured Storybook: Tales of Ganesha. Ganesha has devoted followers all over the world, including Norman, Oklahoma. Join Ganesha at Campus Corner and hear the god tell the true stories of his own life.

Free Book Online: Legends of Gods and Ghosts by W. D. Westervelt. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in this book: they are Hawaiian myths and legends.

India Featured Book: Twenty Jataka Tales by Noor Inayat (Khan). This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It is a beautiful book of Buddhist jataka tales, with illustrations too. The book is free to read online!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A watched pot never boils (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is one of those proverbs that is not literally true, but it has all kinds of great metaphorical applications!

Today's Video: Rang Lo . Here's a video from Shankar Tucker that is inspired by Holi, the festival of colors.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat has a simple message: Grow! Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: The Homecoming Parade starts at 11:30AM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through the 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.