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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What's New

Now Out: Essay 1706 on 髪 (hair) and Radical Note 190

The 120th essay has posted! Essay 1706 on 髪 (hair on the head) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Learn about historic Japanese hairstyles, including those resembling peaches or ginkgo...

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What's New

Now Out: March Joy o' Kanji Newsletter

The March newsletter is out, announcing several enhancements to the site, results from the last contest, and a new challenge. Catch up on all that you missed in March!

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JOK Notebook

A Step Up

Last week and the week before that, I blogged about numerical issues, and now I'm going to wrap up that discussion.

Speaking of wrapping up, I'm writing this late at night, and all I can dream of right now is wrapping myself up in bedcovers. And...

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