JOK Notebook

Earthworks Enlightenment

I've never been much for earthworks. I recently went to New Orleans, glanced at the levees several times, and couldn't really register what I was seeing. They mostly looked like small grassy hills without character, and I hadn't the slightest idea how they worked to control water.

No one explained the system to me, but that's just as well. I'm quite bad at...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1620 on 堤 (embankment) and 6 New-Monics

The 164th essay has posted! Essay 1620 on 堤 (embankment) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Embankments save lives and could even be why we have government! But they're so well...

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On Deck

Essay 1011 on 芋 (potato) Is Coming Next

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

April 30: April newsletter!

May 1: Essay 1011 on 芋 (potato; sweet potato; taro; yam; tuber)

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JOK Notebook

Uplifting Depressions

I've arrived at a wonderful place. That is, I've written so many Joy o' Kanji essays that they are starting to overlap thematically. 

This could be confusing, I suppose, because just when I have it in my head that one kanji means X, I discover that another character represents something quite similar. However, that's not a new idea. After all, kanji study often...

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On Deck

Essay 1620 on 堤 (embankment) Is Coming Next

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

April 24: Essay 1620 on 堤 (embankment)

April 30: April newsletter

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