Monday, April 16

Today is Monday. Week 12 is now over... and Week 13 has begun. The new week's topic in the Myth-Folklore class is more stories from the British Isles, and in Indian Epics you have another week of free reading choices. You can find the week's assignments at the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Success Tip: Four Questions about Time. If you are struggling with time management, this Lifehacker article has four really good questions to ask yourself: Four Questions to Help You Overcome Procrastination.

Project Stack. As always on Monday, the stack is huge, and I will keep updating as projects come in during the grace period this morning. While you are waiting on comments back from me, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Blog Stream. Here's a wonderful story from Logan inspired by the cosmic sleeping and waking of Vishnu, When the World Changes: Do you ever get the feeling that something is off? Or have the feeling that you are being watched? That tingling sensation on the back of your neck, but only when you turn around nothing is there. Yeah, well, that has been happening to me a lot lately.

India Video: If you are curious about the sleeping Narayan from Logan's story, here's a video to watch: Narayan's Secret:

Myth Item. Some of you have been reading fairy tales in Myth-Folklore, so here's some fairy tale humor from John Atkinson.

Myth Book Online: Today's free book is a wonderful compendium of English folklore, specifically the Folklore of Shakespeare by T. F. Thiselton Dyer. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents.

Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is about data privacy in the analog world: Hedges have eyes and walls have ears. Find out more at the Proverb Laboratory.

Writing: Here's an item from Gary Provost about sentence length: Don't just write words. Write music.

H.E.A.R.T.: Here's an item about growth and learning, Step by Step.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is learning from mistakes: Mistakes provide the next lesson. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Video: Here's a fun video from PBS Digital Studios: Can You Speak Emoji?

Event on Campus: Come make your own customized oil lamp at 6PM in Beaird Lounge! (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 16: Charlie Chaplin. Charlie Chaplin was born on this day in 1889; he died in 1977. You can read more about his remarkable life and career at Wikipedia. His older films are in the public domain, which means you can watch them online for free: 65 Chaplin films online. Here is The Circus, the first film for which he won an Academy Award:

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