Sunday, February 5

Today is Sunday of Week 3. Make sure you finish the end-of-week assignments today, and you might want to do some extra credit assignments too! You can find all the assignments at the Class Calendar (you'll see Week 4 there also if you are ready to start the reading).

Class Procedures and Reminders

Wikipedia Trails. If you're looking for a fun extra credit, you might give the Wikipedia Trails a try this week, especially if there is a topic you want to explore as you think about a possible Storybook topic.

Assignment Stack. You can check the stack to make sure I received your Project assignment; I'll be updating the stack periodically over the weekend, and on Monday I'll start responding to the assignments in the order they were turned in. If you want comments back sooner rather than later, turn your assignment in on Sunday morning or afternoon. If you wait until Sunday evening, it will probably take me until Thursday or Friday to get comments back to you.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing. I hope that this class will make you more scripturient: having a consuming passion to write.

Technology. You can use technology as a metaphorical gateway to meditationIn your mind's browser, clear your cache... now delete your history... now navigate to a blank web page.

Word from Mythology. Have you ever wondered what it means to be under someone's aegis? Here's the answer: AEGIS.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: The Redemption Squad. Your boss at the MBI (Mythological Bureau of Investigations) is Daenerys Targaryen, and she has a mission that will test both your bravery and your open-mindedness. Are you ready? Your mission orders await you.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Twenty Jataka Tales by Noor Inayat Khan. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. Noor Inayat was an amazing person; see Wikipedia — and for the story of her father, see below.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is He that hunts two hares will catch neither (a French proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Consider this a proverb about multitasking!

Video: The video for today is The Present. Watch until the end; there's a twist.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is a curious cat: Confront the unknown with curiosity. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

And there's a video to go with the growth mindset cat too! :-)

Event on Campus: The Writing Center's Bizzell location is open on Sundays from 5PM to 8PM; it's a great space for writing, full of good writing vibes (details).

February 5: Inayat Khan. Today, February 5, marks the anniversary of the death of the great Indian Sufi, Inayat Khan, in the year 1927, ninety years ago. You can read more about his life and teachings at Wikipedia article; Noor Inayat (the author of the jataka book above) was his daughter. Inayat Khan also trained as a music master, and in addition to sharing a knowledge of Sufism with the West, he also spread a knowledge of traditional Indian musical forms:

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