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Extra Credit Reading: Inanna’s Descent

For extra credit I decided to revisit my beloved Inanna’s Descent into the Underworld that I based my Storybook project on. It’s available in the Freebookapalooza under Kramer:…

Week 15 Story: The Lady of the Lake

It’s true that the great wizard Merlin foresaw his deadly fate at the hands of his protege long before it was too late to change course. It was…

Reading Notes: Dante’s Inferno, Part B

I love how different each circle of hell is. The author clearly spent a lot of time imagining the absolute worst torture people could go through and then…

Reading Notes: Dante’s Inferno, Part A

I’ve been fascinated by Dante’s Inferno since I was a kid. I think a lot of us were. In a high school pottery class, I made a box…

Week 14 Lab: Failures – A Creative Life (TED Talks)

In fifth grade, I fought tooth and nail to get into Enrichment for the last two weeks of school because my best friend was in it and said…

Reading Notes: Russian Folktales, Part A

I chose Russian folktales instead of the Czech tales like I’d originally planned because I saw an old horror movie made in 1967 about a Russian ghost story…

Week 13 Story: Nimue

Nimue, who would later be known as the Lady of the Lake, was born remarkable.  She glowed bright from an early age. Her connection to the natural world…

Reading Notes: King Arthur, Part B

I found myself much more bored with the tales of chivalry and being worthy enough to use the shield, find the grail, etc. The tales of magic and…

Reading Notes: King Arthur, Part A

Reading these stories reminded me of how absolutely enchanted I was as a child by the King Arthur lore. The 1981 film Excalibur was a staple for me…

Week 12 Lab: Creative Writing TED-Ed Videos

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell I was particularly moved by this quote in the video dedicated to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s…

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