12:00 – Christmas Eve, and I’m moving boxes around in the night here in my apartment, trying to get myself ready for the arrival of the last of the holidays without making too much noise and disturbing my neighbors. I thought of people sleeping and anticipating what they might be doing tomorrow. I always imagine … More 12 o’clock
“Even in the darkest times, we have a right to expect some illumination.” – Hannah Arendt The story below (in Japanese) quotes U.S. parent and chldren’s rights activist, Paul Toland (co-founding member of U.S.-based Bring Abducted Children Home) saying, “I am only one of 400 people whose kids have been stolen to Japan … More Child Abduction Enforcment Law Passed by the U.S. House
Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight Someone’s thinking of me and loving me tonight Somewhere out there someone’s saying a prayer That we’ll find one another in that big somewhere out there And even though I know how very far apart we are It helps to think we might be wishing on the same … More Somewhere
“Parental child abduction is child abuse. These victims are American citizens who need the help of their government when normal legal processes are unavailable or fail.” H.R. 3212, Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013 H.R. 3212, To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of … More “The Damage to the Child and the Left Behind Parent is Incalculable and Lifelong.” Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013 Sent to the House.