Tuesday, November 3

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 11, and I've re-arranged the Declarations area in D2L so the new week is on top. Tuesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Monday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

My schedule today. I'll be out of the office for the afternoon today, so if you send me any emails during that time, I won't be as quick to respond. I'll get back to anything urgent on Tuesday evening when I'm back online, and then I'll respond to anything routine on Wednesday.

Project Stack. If you turned something in on Friday or Saturday before 8PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Saturday evening, Sunday, or Monday, it is probably still in the stack; you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Finishing up the class: Projects. (repeat announcement) There is no absolute requirement about the number of stories in a finished Storybook or Portfolio; based on your strategy for getting your points in the class, you can finish your Storybook with three stories or even just two stories if you want - it is up to you, and the same is true for the Portfolio. If you have any questions about that, let me know, and there is more information about grading and finishing the class here. There is now one person who is done in Myth-Folklore and there is also one person who is done in Indian Epics!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Comma Humor. Because you can never have too much comma humor.

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

Featured Storybook: Ganesha Tales for Children. Ganesha's mother Parvati is the host of this special television show for children with fun videos on every page and special guests like Ganesha himself.

Free Book Online: The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge by L. Winnifred Faraday. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which is about Cuchulainn, one of the great heroes of the Irish tradition.

India Comic Book: The Parijata Tree, and Other Tales Of Krishna (. This blog post provides additional information about the comic book which is on Reserve in Bizzell Library. You will find stories here about Krishna and his wife Satyabhama.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Never tickle a sleeping dragon (a Hogwarts proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has this Latin motto: Draco dormiens numquam titillandus. Much of the Latin in the Harry Potter books is badly mangled, but this proverb is nicely done!

Today's Video: Mitwa. In this musical experiment by Maati Baani, you can hear a blend of Indian classical music with Rajasthani folk music (vocals by Swaroop Khan) and some electronic funk.

Growth Mindset: Today's cat is practicing growth mindset: Stretch! Details at the blog. Both literal and metaphorical stretching are good! :-)

Event on Campus: There will be a lecture by LaDonna Brown (Chickasaw Nation) on Southeastern Indian Finger Weaving Designs at 6:30PM at the Sam Noble Museum (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.