JOK Notebook

Passing Things Along

Let's start with a quiz! What do you think the following term could mean:

遺伝子 (いでんし)     to leave behind (at one's death) + to transmit + small entity

a. a will
b. a gene
c. inheritance in the form of money
d. inheritance in the form of objects or...

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On Deck

November Newsletter Is Coming Next, Then Essay 1813 on 剖 (to dissect)

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

November 30: November newsletter!

December 1: essay...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1724 on 妃 (nobleman's wife) and 5 New-Monics

The 278th essay has posted! Essay 1724 on 妃 (nobleman's wife) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Think you know what a princess is? This essay, which is largely organized around photos,...

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JOK Notebook

The Long and Winding Road

Last night, thanks to a wonderful drink called a Sazerac, I talked deeply with a friend about realizing visions and feeling a profound sense of meaning in life. I was surprised to hear myself saying something I never believed until recently. I used to think one should lay out goals quite clearly and do everything to make dreams come true. I now feel that life is far more imaginative than I...

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On Deck

Essay 1724 on 妃 (wife of a nobleman) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

November 17: essay 1724 on 妃 (wife of a nobleman)

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