Saturday, October 22

Today is Saturday of Week 9. I hope you are enjoying the weekend! For those of you who are hoping to finish the semester early, try to complete Week 9 today, and then you can do the reading and story for Week 10 tomorrow, no need to wait for Monday. You can see all the weeks at the class calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I finished replying to all the Week 8 projects on Friday, and those of you who are turned in Week 9 projects on Thursday or Friday are at the top of the stack for Monday. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Fall. As the leaves change for Fall, I thought this would be a good thought to share: Constant Change.

Creativity. You never know how your powers of imagination may help you in the future: Role-Playing.

Spelling. Another pair the spellchecker cannot help you with: DESERT versus DESSERT (and, if you're wondering, it's "just deserts" when you get what you deserve).

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Horses Divine - Horses Divine. It contains both Hindu and Buddhist stories of cosmic horses: Uchchaihshravas, Hayagriva, Valaha, and Devadatta.

Free Book Online: Tales of the Cochiti Indians by Ruth Benedict. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. You will find hero tales here, animal tales, and more from the Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is You must take the little potato with the big potato (an Irish proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This saying applies to all of life's potatoes, real and metaphorical.

Today's Video: The Mahabharata ("Abracadabra" by the Steve Miller Band). This is another one of Amy Burvall's wonderful mash-up videos; turn on the captions to catch all the lyrics:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is on the move: Step forward into growth! You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event near Campus: Cassandra (from Indian Epics) is assistant director for this weekend's musical at Sooner Theater, Next to Normal, with a show tonight at 8PM and a Sunday matinee at 2PM — the play is the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 22: Dulac. Today is the birthday of Edmund Dulac, who was born on this day in 1882. He is one of my favorite book illustrators! You can read more about his life and work at Wikipedia. Here is one of his illustrations to Sindbad the Sailor:

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