Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)

“We live in a country where Americans assimilate corpses in their daily comings and goings.” – Claudia Rankine, “The Condition of Black Life” The appallingly truthful sentence above comes from a new book of essays I’ve recently been reading off and on, called Rebellious Mourning, a collection edited by Cindy Milstein, and published by AK … More Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)

Erasure of the Father: Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction

ERASURE OF THE FATHER Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction BRIAN W. PRAGER ABSTRACT Erasure of the father, the expulsion of a caregiving natural parent from the lives of young children, is epidemic in Japan today. Today roughly three million children in Japan have meager-to-no contact with one parent after divorce, … More Erasure of the Father: Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction

July 25th 2015 – Petition Draft: To End Child Abductions, Restore Our Children, Reject “Online Video Parenting”, and Stop the Goons!

Petitions are supposed to be like legal briefs, aren’t they? It’s quite difficult to imagine how to make four pages worth of rant (minimum) at the sickly and sour Japanese family courts, and the revulsion inspired by the thick US response into a quick, short, sharp, shock out of clumsy, unpoetic prose – >ZAP!< to … More July 25th 2015 – Petition Draft: To End Child Abductions, Restore Our Children, Reject “Online Video Parenting”, and Stop the Goons!