Saturday, February 25

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

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. If you turned in a project before 5PM on Thursday, you should have gotten comments back from me on Friday! If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn your assignment in today if you can. If you wait until Sunday, it will take me longer to get back to you. Meanwhile, I'll be updating the stack periodically over the weekend so you can check to be sure I got your email.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Proofreading. You can never have too much proofreading humor.

Writing. Even Dr. Seuss advocates short-and-sweet writing strategies.

Word from India. This was one of my favorite games when I was little, and I had no idea the game came from India: PARCHEESI.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Sigurd the Sailor. Instead of a faithful steed, this Sigurd rides a magical ship, sailing forth to do battle with sea-dragons as he seeks adventures worthy of a hero of the Volsungs.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Deccan Nursery Tales C. A. Kincaid. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. The Deccan Plateau refers to southern India:

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad . Find out more at the Proverb Lab. There are ancient proverbs and then there are sayings you find circulating all over the Internet, like this one:

Video: The video for today is Grammar's great divide: The Oxford comma. I thought I would share this here after sharing the celebrity commas yesterday.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is enjoying Saturday: Take time to recharge. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Hannah from Indian Epics is participating in the Mister and Miss Black OU Pageant this evening: GO, HANNAH! (details) Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

February 25: George Harrison. Today marks the birthday of George Harrison in 1943 (he died in 2001). You can read about his life and career in this Wikipedia article, including a section on his Hinduism, and the YouTube video below is a recording of George Harrison performing "Om Hare Om: Gopala Krishna."

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