Friday, November 6

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 11! Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period for Myth-Folklore if you did not finish the Thursday assignment, and the blog commenting assignment for this week is available in both classes now!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project StackI've read and replied to all the projects turned in on Sunday, but I still have a lot of projects in the stack that were turned in during the week. By the end of the day on Friday I hope to reply to everything turned in before Friday. You can check to make sure I have received your assignment here: project stack.

Blog Responding. The blog responding groups are ready to go! I hope you will enjoy reading the stories. Even if you did not do a storytelling post yourself, you are still in a blog group, and I hope you will want to read and comment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Help a thief! Yes, it's more comma humor because, really, you can't have too much comma humor!

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is AEGIS; the ancient Greek aegis was a special animal-skin shield associated with both Athena and Zeus. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: What It Is To Love Oisín. Oisín (Ossian) is one of the great national heroes of Ireland, and here you meet Oisín through the eyes of those who love him: his mother, his father, his lover Níamh Chinn Óir, and the land of Ireland itself.

Free Book Online: Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race by T. W. Rolleston. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. It is not exactly a collection of stories, but it does cover the Ulster cycle and also the stories of Ossian (for more Ossian, see the Storybook above).

India Comic Book: The Syamantaka Gem: The Sun-God's Precious Ornament. This blog post provides additional information about the comic book which is on Reserve in Bizzell Library. This is a fantastic story about Krishna, and it even features Rama's old ally, the bear-king Jambavan.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is When one door shuts, another opens (a Scottish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a great saying as we get near the end of the semester!

Today's Video: Hell's Club. I thought this was one of the most brilliant video mash-ups that I have ever seen, and in honor of Tom Cruise (see free movie below), I thought it would be a good video to include here today! Long live the mash-up!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is pondering her options: Take some time to reflect. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be free showings of "Mission Impossible" Rogue Nation" at 6PM, 9PM and midnight in Meacham (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.