Monday, March 12

Today is Monday. Week 8 is now over... and Week 9 has begun. The new week's topic in the Myth-Folklore class is more African and Asian stories, and in Indian Epics you'll be reading a new version of the Mahabharata. You can find this week's assignments at the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Success Tip: Check your Canvas. Hopefully you got a chance to check your progress in Canvas last week. Especially as the semester gets more hectic, you should keep an eye on that, and if you notice that you did an assignment but forgot to do the Declaration, you can let me know and I'll record the points for you manually.

Project Stack. Today I'll be working on the Week 7 assignments that were left in the stack last week, and then I'll move on to the rest of the stack. 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. Jessica's wonderful Hobbit graphic caught my attention, and I really enjoyed her blog post; take a look for a good boost: Famous Last Words: Don’t stress about the little things, folks. It’s just not worth missing out on joy.

Myth Item. If you ever wondered about the name "bluetooth" and its logo, here you go: The Runes of Harald Bluetooth.

India Video: Here's a video about one of the distinctive musical instruments of India: Sarod.

Myth Book Online: Today's free book is Japanese Demon Lore: Oni, From Ancient Times to the Present by Noriko T. Reide. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents.

Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is from Japan: Fall down seven times, get up eight. Find out more at the Proverb Laboratory.

H.E.A.R.T.: Here's an item to help you sort out priorities as the second half of the semester gets underway: Importance and Urgency.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat has many questions: Follow your natural curiosity, and see what you learn. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Writing: Writing was one of those magic technologies back in the day! Arthur C. Clarke: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Video: And speaking of writing as technology, here's a fun video about emoticons: The History of Emoticons.

Event on Campus: Artist Yatika Fields be painting a mural at the Sam Noble Museum this week, and you can come watch (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 12: Terry Pratchett. Today is the anniversary of the death in 2015 of Terry Pratchett, one of my own favorite authors. Pratchett is best known for his Discworld fantasy series of novels, and you can find out more about his life and career at Wikipedia.

This image comes from an obituary: We Love You, Terry Pratchett.

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