The story below appeared in the Yomiuri Shimbun on August 19th, 2013, announcing that the leading members of the UN Human Rights Council has created a Commission of Inquiry to travel to Japan to hold a new round of interviews with the surviving relatives of 15 to 20 Japanese who were abducted and taken to … More U.N. officials to visit families of abductees – North Korean abductees – in Japan.
“Negotiations sometimes last so long you don’t know whether they’re still part of the war, or the beginning of peace.” – Gilles Deleuze, 1990 First I want to introduce my friends: Kizuna Chid Parent Reunion (Kizuna -CPR) is a non-profit organization whose stated goal is to restore human rights to children in Japan, so that … More Throw Stones in A Glass House – Or, Support Kizuna Child Parent Reunion (Instead)
I still love these songs. And I love my son. God help me. For you I was a flameLove is a losing gameFive story fire as you cameLove is a losing game One I wish I’d never playedOh, what a mess we made!And now the final frameLove is a losing game Played out by the … More Over Futile Odds, Laughed at by the Gods
Dressed in stolen clothes she standsCast iron and frailWith her impossibly gentle handsAnd her blood-red fingernails Joni Mitchell Shades of Scarlett Conquering Out of the fire like Catholic saintsComes Scarlett and her deep complaintMimicking tenderness she seesIn sentimental moviesA celluloid rider comes to townCinematic lovers swayPlantations and sweeping ballroom gownsTake her breath away Out in … More The Weight of All That Greed