Tuesday, October 25

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 10, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so the new week is on top. If you have not done any reading for this week yet, make sure you do some reading today. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Feedback. For Week 10, it's feedback on the Storybooks, and the groups are ready to go. You will find lots of stories at the Storybooks now for your reading pleasure, and I hope you will get some good ideas for your own writing as you explore what people are doing with their projects.

Project Stack. Yesterday, I managed to read all the assignments turned in on Saturday, and I'll be starting on the Sunday assignments today. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation. This is like "Let's eat Grandma," but this time punctuation is Saving Your Love Life.

Reading. Words of wisdom from Alain de Botton: Most of what makes a book "good" is that we are reading it at the right moment for us. I hope you have found something good for you to read this week!

Words from Mythology. The Germanic god of war, Tiw, gave his name to this day, Tiw's Day: TUESDAY.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: The Witches Are Out. Here's Callie's babysitting flyer: Looking for someone to watch the brats while you escape for a few hours? Call me, Caille Ahearn, for all of your babysitting needs. Cost: $10 per kid per hour. Mark and Katherine Waterson, please do not respond to this. Your kids SUCK!! Everyone else, feel free to call me because I really need concert money, yo!!!!

Free Book Online: Nala and Damayanti: A Love-Tale by Adelaide Rudolph. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This is one of the most famous love stories in the Indian tradition!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is We cannot all do all things (a Latin proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. The Latin is very elegant: Non omnia possumus omnes.

Today's Video: Dharma - Your Path. This is a quick introduction from Epified TV to the Indian concept of Dharma:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is getting ready for the end of the semester: Start climbing! That is how you develop your abilities. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Joshua Nelson will be giving a talk on Investing in Creativity at 4PM in the Headington Lounge (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 25: Chaucer. Today marks the death of the English poet Chaucer in the year 1400. You can find out more about his life and career at Wikipedia, and some of you may be reading stories from the Canterbury Tales in Myth-Folklore next week!

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