Sidekick

THOU hearest the Nightingale begin the Song of Spring: The Lark, sitting upon his earthy bed, just as the morn Appears, listens silent; then, springing from the waving corn-field, loud He leads the Choir of Day—trill! trill! trill! trill! Mounting upon the wings of light into the great Expanse, Re-echoing against the lovely blue and … More Sidekick

Barneys NY Folds; Japan’s Abductors Thrive

“Nobody is a love gangster. No one really gets a handle on that.” Leonard Cohen, interview, 2016. In this 2016 photograph, Barneys New York-Tokyo management Mitsuaki Nakano stands next to Machiko Terauchi at a public relations event for U.S. magazine Harper’s Bazaar in Tokyo. Today Barneys declared that it is bankrupt and reduced to a shadow; … More Barneys NY Folds; Japan’s Abductors Thrive

The sun pours down like honey on Our Lady of the Harbor

For reasons I’m not entirely certain of, this became the Rosh Hashana song for me.Many years running, and long-alienated from religious faiths or belonging, I walked on East Broadway each year when this holiday came. Not so long ago, the air used to turn cold then. Gray-bearded Orthodox and Hasidim in long black caftans rocked … More The sun pours down like honey on Our Lady of the Harbor

Masako Akeo Suzuki has died. She championed the fight against Japanese Parental Child Abduction.

Masako Akeo Suzuki has died, at only 61 years of age. Masako spent her adult life engaged in organizing parents in Japan in solidarity, to overturn its brutal, archaic, cruel family law order, to restore to children and parents alike their right to one another. Masako also spent her entire adult life trying to rejoin … More Masako Akeo Suzuki has died. She championed the fight against Japanese Parental Child Abduction.