Thursday, November 12

Today is Thursday of WEEK 12. Thursday morning until noon is the grace period if you did not finish the Storytelling that was due on Wednesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment; I've read and replied to all the assignments turned in before 10PM on Sunday, so if you turned something in later on Sunday evening or during the week, it is probably still in the stack. I should be able to finish the Sunday assignments today, and then on Friday I'll get to the assignments turned in during the week.

Blogging comments. As more and more people start to finish up the class, the commenting gets a little more hectic, but I will have the blog commenting groups up and ready by 6PM at the latest. I'll update these announcements when they're ready!
Update: The blog comments groups are ready, and this is the last week for the extra comments for extra credit. It's a fun one: show some appreciation! :-)

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Rights of the Reader. Have you ever thought about your rights as a reader? Daniel Pennac wants you to think about that! You can see the rights listed out in this blog post.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is ACHILLES HEEL. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Creatures of Irish Lore. Seeking shelter from the rain, some American tourists stumble into an Irish pub where they hear first-hand stories about banshees, leprechauns, merrows and fairies too, of course.

Free Book Online: Welsh Fairy Tales by William E. Griffis. This blog post provides additional information about the Welsh stories you will find in this book.

India Comic Book: Ganesha: The Remover of All Obstacles. This blog post provides additional information about the comic book which is on Reserve in Bizzell Library. It tells the story of Ganesha's creation and how he got his elephant head.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Don't set the cat to watch the cream pot (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is like setting the fox to guard the henhouse... but with cats!

Today's Video: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. Yes, it's Star Wars, The Empire Striketh Back, and The Jedi Doth Return... written in beautiful Shakespearian style. They are brilliant! Here's a sample:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows he needs the right tool for the job: Tools are essential. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: As part of India Week 2015, there will be a Cultural Dance Night in the Regents Room in the Union from 7PM-9PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

November 12: Govardhan Puja. The Govardhan Puja is part of Diwali, the Hindu festival that is happening this week. The Govardhan Puja honors Krishna for raising up Mount Govardhan to shelter the people of Vrindavana from the storms of Indra, king of the gods. You can read more about the holiday at Wikipedia, and here is a picture of Krishna holding up that mountain:

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.