Thursday night is the session of the Presentation Contest that I and a colleague will be judging, but tomorrow I’m off. More grading, some mazering (yes indeedy, that means meadmaking) and sauerkraut-making, and a trivia contest with some friends. Might as well get as much fun in as I can prior to the Presentation Contest, I suppose.
In the meantime, here’s a great video I ended up seeing at TED.com, after another colleague in another department sent me a link to a video I already knew about. The video that got me today was titled the same thing as this post, and it’s a talk by author Chimamanda Adichie:
And as a bonus: what’s wrong with giving grade schoolers the job of translating Dante? Absolutely nothing! (via Jean-Louis Trudel’s comment on a Facebook discussion)