Saturday, April 8

Today is Saturday of Week 11. I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. If you turned something in last week before noon on Thursday, you should have gotten comments back from me yesterday. I'll be updating the stack periodically this weekend so you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing. Here are some ingenious keyboard shortcut ideas from Tom Gauld. Instant plot twist!

Empathy. I really like this quote from the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah.

GrammarCatz. This cat is having some trouble with both punctuation and spelling: Be quiet! I'm sleeping.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: The Story of Golden Apples. Apples. Golden apples. They await you in the Garden of the Hesperides, guarded by a hundred-headed dragon. And then the storytelling begins, with the apples as the storytellers.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is A Book of Saints and Wonders by Lady Gregory. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents, and you can read more about the Celtic folklorist Lady Gregory at Wikipedia.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is The early bird catches the worm (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is one of the old proverbs that is still alive and well in modern English.

Video: The video for today is Dinkoism, which is a religion according to some, and a parody religion according to others. Find out more at Wikipedia.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to take risks and overcome obstacles. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Today is the second day of the Native Crossroads Film Festival, with a screening of the film Maliglutit at 7:30PM (full schedule). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 8: Roma. Today, April 8, is the International Romani Day in honor of the traditions of the Roma people, whom you may know by the name "Gypsy." You can read more about the Romani people in this Wikipedia article, and the Sacred Texts Archive has a section devoted to Roma folktales and traditions. Here is an old photo of a Roma woman and her daughter in Yorkshire, England in 1916:

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.