Wednesday, November 4

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 11. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday. (If you did some reading on Monday, missing the Tuesday reading is not a problem, but if you did not do any reading on Monday either, it's important to get some reading done this morning!)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. If you turned something in before 4PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or during the week, it is probably still in the stack; you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Spring Enrollment. Both Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics are full for Spring, but I do still have permissions available for Indian Epics. So, if you know someone who would be interested in taking Indian Epics, have them get in touch with me and I will give them an enrollment permission. There's information about enrollment for both classes on this page: Online Courses -Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Keyboard Shortcuts for Novelists. From the genius cartoonist Tom Gauld:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is HERMETIC, from the name of the Greek god Hermes (Roman Mercury), whom the Greeks associated with the Egyptian god Thoth, the god of magic and science. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Merlin's Mystery Men. In this game show modeled on The Dating Game, Merlin is your host, and Katy Perry is seeking love among the three mystery contestants, all heroes from world mythology — but who are they exactly? And whom will she choose in the end?

Free Book Online: Stories of Beowulf by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This is a different Beowulf than the one in the UnTextbook, so if you just can't get enough Beowulf, take a look at this book too!

India Featured Book: Sita: Daughter of the Earth by Saraswati Nagpal. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics: it is a beautiful graphic novel which you can check out from the Reserve desk in Bizzell.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Arthur himself had but his time (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. And so likewise we too have but our time... and our time is now!

Today's Video: King Arthur ("Nature Boy" by Eden Ahbez). And here is another one of Amy Burvall's marvelous videos... perfect for anyone reading King Arthur in Myth-Folklore this week! (Turn on the captions to make sure you get the lyrics in all their delightful detail.)

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is having fun and staying focused: Enjoy the effort and keep on learning! Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a showing of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, complete with cartoon, newsreel, and popcorn, in Meacham at 7PM (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.