Saturday, October 1

Today is Saturday of Week 6. I hope you are having a great weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I was able to clear out the project stack on Friday! I don't update the stack as often on the weekends, but I'll update it at least once or twice each day. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn your work in today or on Sunday morning. If you wait until later on Sunday, it will take me longer to get back to you because the stack will be huge!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation Matters. This is like "Let's eat Grandma," but this time it's all about love. Or not. Dear John.

Heroes. Wise words from Tom Robbins: We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.

Words from Mythology. From the god Pan we get the word PANIC.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: 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: Chinese Nights Entertainments: Stories of Old China by Brian Brown. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. As you can see, the title is inspired by the Arabian Nights.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is As you make your bed, so you must lie on it (a French proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is an English proverb, too, of course; it's one of those proverbs that you can find in many traditions... wherever beds are made!

Today's Video: Understanding mental illness through empathic storytelling. This is a wonderful TEDxOU talk by two students, Jake Morgan and Neal Walia; Jake was a student in Myth-Folklore!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to take risks in order to stay creative. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: The School of Music and Masala World Music Series presents Music From Syria and Beyond at 8PM in Sharp Concert Hall (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 1: Navaratri. Today begins the "Nine Nights" Fall Festival dedicated to the worship of Devi, the goddess in all her forms, especially as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The date of Navaratri (also called Navratri) depends on the lunar calendar, and in 2016, the Fall Navaratri lasts from October 1 through October 10. You can read more about the festival at Wikipedia and at Hinduism. Here is an image of the goddess Durga:

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.