Thursday, March 2

Today is Thursday of WEEK 7. There is nothing due today, which makes it the perfect day to get ahead and/or do some extra credit. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Update: The Week 7 blog comment groups are available now!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've replied to all the assignments turned in on Sunday by 9PM, and I should be able to finish the Sunday assignments today (fingers crossed!). Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Research. This nice infographic might be useful for this class or for other classes you are taking: Google Like a Boss.

Writing. Here's some more writing advice from Stephen King: Practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be?

Words from Mythology. From the Greek goddess Harmonia, we get HARMONY.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Rama and the Other Avatars. Imagine a young boy growing up in Montana who learns... that he is an avatar of Vishnu, a new Rama for the 21st century, with rakshasas to battle. Luckily, he will have some help from Mohini, Vamana, and Agastya.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Some Chinese Ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents, and you can find out more about the remarkable author at Wikipedia: Lafcadio Hearn.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is There will be no lotus if there is no mud (a Vietnamese proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. I learned this proverb from Vy's story in Indian Epics; check it out: When the Lotus Blooms.

Video: The video for today is Is Doctor Who a Religion? I thought I would share this fun video since I know I am not the only Doctor Who fan in the class.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is inspired to go farther: Feedback helps you know how far you can go. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event near Campus: As part of the Newman Festival, there will be a Poetry Reading by Taiwanese Poet Ye Mimi and Her Translator Steve Bradbury at 7PM at the Mainsite Art Gallery (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 2: Dr. Seuss. Today, March 2, marks the birthday in 1904 of the genius author Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Geisel. If you want to find out more about his life, his goals as a writer, including information about the poetic meters he used, take a look at this Wikipedia article. Dr. Seuss's books have been translated into many languages of the world — even Latin. Below is the book cover for The Cat in the Hat in Latin, Cattus Petasatus.

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