Wednesday, October 25

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 10. If you have not written a story for this week yet, that means today is Storytelling Day. I hope you will have fun with that, and remember: there's also a story planning option if you want to give that a try. Here is a link to this week's assignments (and be sure to read the updated story planning/writing options if you didn't look at that last week).

Class Procedures and Reminders

My schedule today. I'll be out of the office this morning and probably part of the afternoon also. So if you send me an email, you might not get a reply until late afternoon, but I'll check email as soon as I get back to work.

Project Stack. Yesterday I got through the projects turned in on Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon before 5PM. I'll keep working on the Sunday projects today, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Wednesday style. I always like to suggest a style to experiment with on Wednesday, and the one I wanted to recommend today is Newspaper Style, with a great example from Sara's Portfolio in Myth-Folklore; look at how she used Canva to create some faux newspaper front-page stories: The Wonderful Turtle.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Storytelling. This might be a useful infographic for those of you telling stories today: Seven Steps to the Perfect Story.

Words. And here is some word count humor. :-)

Spelling. Here's another pair that the spellchecker cannot help you with: RIGHT versus RITE.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Dharma News Weekly. The Dharma News contains gossip, editorials, court reporting — and there's also a music review, covering Ravana's latest release from Lanka Records entitled "Demon Rap."

Free Book Online: The Punishment of the Stingy by George Bird Grinnell. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This is the same George Grinnell who wrote the Blackfoot legends book that some of you read in Myth-Folklore this week.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is The roughest stone becomes smooth when it is much rolled (a Swiss proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is a great lesson from nature about the power of time... and the virtue of patience.

Today's Video: Ganga Pooja. The song in today's video is by two of my favorite musicians from India, Manish Vyas and Prem Joshua:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is gearing up for the rest of the semester! Just keep going: action overcomes fear. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: There is free Tai Chi today at 3PM in the Rose Garden at Bizzell Library (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 26: Carlo Collodi. Today marks the anniversary of the death in the year 1890 of the Italian author, Carlo Collodi, who is best known today as the creator of the story of Pinocchio, the little boy made out of wood. You can read Pinocchio in English online, and the image below is from an English version with the Attilio Mussino illustrations:

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