JOK Notebook

In the Woods of Memory

I'm late again. To my chagrin, I've become the sort of person who starts every email with apologies for slow replies. That habit is now seeping into my blogs, as well. Oh, well. Perhaps the frequent apologizing is making me that much more Japanese in spirit!

My constant excuse these days is that I'm overextended, spread so thin that I'm quite possibly developing holes!...

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On Deck

Essay 1089 on 褐 (brown) Is Coming Next

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

October 20: essay 1089 on  (brown)

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 2102 on 訃 (news of a death) and 5 New-Monics

The 273rd essay has posted! Essay 2102 on 訃 (news of a death) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out how to say “The news of his sudden death astounded me” and “I...

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JOK Notebook

Energy Moving in Two Directions

Long time no see! I haven't been nearly as bloggy lately, and I apologize for my silences here, though it's not that I've been idle. Rather, writing three Radical Notes and the last newsletter took up much of my time, as have other responsibilities. In fact, I believe this term is applicable:

精を入れる (せいをいれる: to work hard)     ...

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Now Out: Essay 2022 on 恣 (arbitrary) and 5 New-Monics

The 272nd essay has posted! Essay 1922 on 恣 (arbitrary; selfish) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn two homonyms for very different types of thinking. Find out how to say, “The...

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