JOK Notebook

Brain in Knots

I'm back from a great vacation to San Diego, feeling completely refreshed. For five days my husband and I thought about nothing more complicated than what to eat or drink or which beach, park, or beautiful street to explore next with our dog.

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Essay 1794 on 抱 (to embrace) Is Coming Next

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

April 25:

Essay 1794 on 抱 (to embrace, hug, hold in arms)

May 2:

Essay 1535 on 束 (to tie up; bundle; to bind; batch; sheaf; counter for...

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Now Out: Essay 1761 on 舞 (dance), Radical Note 136, and 2 Revisions

The 121st essay has posted! Essay 1761 on 舞 (dance) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Traditional Japanese dance may seem tangential to your life, but it has connections to the gods, so...

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JOK Notebook

Elephantiasis

What a week! Monday, March 31, brought thunder so loud that it sounded as if a bomb had detonated. (The force of the noise blew out windows and set off car alarms.) The accompanying lightning was so powerful that it exploded a few massive redwood trees around the area, sending wood fragments flying for blocks. Near my office, one such...

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On Deck

Essay 1761 on 舞 (dance) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji after a short break:

April 18:

Essay 1761 on 舞 (dance; verbal suffix)

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