Friday, April 1

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 10! The blog commenting assignment for this week is available in both classes now, and Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period for the Storytelling post that was due on Thursday. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've still got a huge stack of assignments, but I am hoping to get through them today! These are all assignments that were turned in on Monday or later; I managed to finish all the Sunday assignments and return comments on those already. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Fall Enrollment. Fall enrollment has started, and the classes are filling up really fast, so if you want to enroll in Myth-Folklore or Indian Epics, you need to let me know today! And if you know someone who is interested in enrolling, they should email me. More information here: Fall 2016.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Help a thief! Punctuation can save lives... and fight crime!

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

Featured Storybook: Rakshasa Stone Magazine: Demon Music Reviews. Read detailed reviews of all the songs on the latest albums from Ravana and the Rakshasas, Kumbhakarna, Vibhishana, and even the new album from Hidimbi's Son, a.k.a. Ghatotkacha.

Free Book Online: Legends of The Kaw - The Folk-Lore of the Indians of the Kansas River Valley by Carrie de Voe. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which includes Pawnee, Sioux, Shawnee and other tribal traditions.

India Featured Book: Tales of Durga: Tales of the Mother Goddess. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It's a great choice if you want to learn about a goddess who does not get a lot of attention in the epics!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Every blade of grass gets its own drop of dew (a Scottish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. So too in the world of human beings!

Today's Video: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back. In honor of Star Wars (see below), I wanted to share this video of my favorite Star Wars: the Shakespearean Star Wars by Ian Doescher. These audiobooks are fabulous! Highly recommended.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is growing her brain: With practice and training, we can increase our attention and become more intelligent. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be free showings of Star Wars in Meacham at 6PM, 9PM and midnight (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 1: April Fools' Day. You can read all about this prank-loving holiday at Wikipedia. One of my favorites is the "flying penguins" hoax from the BBC back in 2008; you can watch the video at YouTube: don't believe everything you see! :-)

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.