Saturday, November 9

Happy Weekend! Today is Saturday of Week 12. Here is a link if you are working on Week 12. Plus, the Week 13 assignments are ready to go too!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Extra credit. There are lots of reasons why there is extra credit available every week: to make up missing assignments, to give you a chance to get ahead, and also to encourage you to try new things. So, if you have time, check out the extra credit options this week!

Project Stack. On Friday I managed to reply to all the Week 11 assignments in the stack, and there were just a few Week 12 and Week 13 assignments that I did not get to; those will be at the top of the stack on Monday! Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Blog Stream. A lot of you have been reading the Alice books, and I noticed this beautiful vintage illustration by Peter Newell in Joni's reading notes: really lovely!

Twitter Stream. I found this at the Twitter stream: to help stop people from risking their lives by walking on railway tracks, this train employee is dressed up as Yama, the God of Death, stopping people from walking on the train tracks:

Indian Epics Today. The character for today is the valiant Jatayu, who fought against Ravana, trying to rescue Sita. More about Jatayu.

India Video. This is an Epified video about tree worship in India: Why We Worship Trees.

H.E.A.R.T.. Plus some Advice from a Tree.

Story of the Day. This is a Native American legend about how the sun became bright ... because the sun used to be pale, like the moon).

HEART Video. Here's a feel-good video for the weekend: Friends Furever.

H.E.A.R.T.. Plus a wonderful cartoon from Grant Snider: Interior Life.

Event on Campus. Come see the FJJMA exhibit, Misunderstood! Indigenous Art and Poetry as Political Resistance; (details); the museum is open 10AM-5PM on Saturdays. This item from the exhibit is by Joe Jaqua, "This is Tomorrow," 1974.

November 9: Howard Pyle. Today marks the death in the year 1911 of the American illustrator and author, Howard Pyle. You can read about Howard Pyle's life and career in this Wikipedia article, and there are many of his books at the Freebookapalooza. The image below shows one of Howard Pyle's paintings, The Mermaid:

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