JOK Notebook

Immaterial

Ever since I found out about Robin Williams's suicide, I've had a heavy heart. I keep thinking about him and his incredibly complex mind. That doesn't help much. I keep reading about him and watching videos of him. That doesn't help much. I'm beginning to wonder how I ever lived without having him on the brain all the time.

Playing with kanji has proven to be just...

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Essay 1327 on 滋 (nourishment) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect soon on Joy o' Kanji:

August 22: 

Essay 1327 on 滋 (nourishment; nutritious; delicious; more and more; to be luxuriant; moisten) 

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What's New

Essay 1084 on 潟 (lagoon) Is Now Out

The 134th essay has posted! Essay 1084 on 潟 (lagoon; tideland) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out about an annual event with the unstated goal of coating all participants in...

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JOK Notebook

Rounding Out the Picture

If I lived in ancient times and if someone asked me to create a pictograph, I probably would have been lazy and chosen to make one for "circle" or "round." And I would have designed it just like this: . Done!

But that wouldn't have been allowed, or at least the design would have changed over the years. For reasons that escape...

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On Deck

Essay 1084 on 潟 (lagoon) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect soon on Joy o' Kanji:

August 15: 

Essay 1084 on 潟 (lagoon) 

August 22: ...

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