Sunday, March 19

Today is Sunday, the end of Spring Break and the end of Week 8. Safe travels to those of you on the road back home today! For those of you who are finishing Week 8 today and/or starting Week 9, you can find all the assignments at the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Email. I'm back from my Spring Break excursion, and I think I've replied to any questions people sent me via email, but if I missed something, just let me know. I'm back online! :-)

Project Stack. I've also updated the stack with projects people turned in over Break, and I'll be starting in on the stack first thing on Monday morning, working through the assignments in the order they were turned in. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing. Words of wisdom from Natalie Goldberg: The muscles of writing are not so visible, but they are just as powerful: attention, curiosity, a passionate heart.

Proofreading. Then, after the writing comes... the proofreading: Everybody writes. Some read. Few proofread.

Words from Mythology. Find out more about the Titan god ATLAS, and how he gave his name to books that contain maps.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Chasing a Rabbit Trail. An adventurous young American rabbit decides to visit rabbit relatives around the world, listening to their stories and learning from each one of them along the way.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Twenty-Two Goblins which is Arthur Ryder's translation of the Sanskrit classic, Vetālapañcaviṃśati. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This is a reading option for Indian Epics class in the second half of the semester!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Failures are the pillars of success (a Welsh proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This proverb resonates with the growth mindset concept.

Video: The video for today is Are Emoticons the Future of Language? This is another one of the nifty videos from PBS Digital Studios.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows there are many paths to success. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: As Spring Break winds down, Bizzell Library is back to its regular Sunday hours, which means it is open today from noon until 2AM (details).

March 19: Burroughs. Today marks the death in 1950 of the American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who is best known for having invented the story of Tarzan. You can read more about Burroughs's life and career in this Wikipedia article, and here is an inventory of Burroughs books online, including the Tarzan books that are in the public domain. There are even Tarzan audiobooks available for free download from LibriVox! :-)

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