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Crazy for Kanji: A Student’s Guide to the Wonderful World of Japanese Characters

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Students of Japanese either fall madly in love with kanji (the most complicated characters in Japanese writing) or regard this system as a maddening barrier to literacy. I’m in the first camp, and I’d love to help others discover how much fun kanji can be.

Experiencing Abortion:
A Weaving of Women’s Words

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Millions of women have had abortions, but we usually can’t find each other when we go through this experience. There seems to be no socially acceptable way to come forward and share our stories, to reassure each other that whatever we feel is acceptable.