The Love of a Silver Fox

In the mid-90s, when I was living and working in Japan, I was involved in a project translating a collection of local folktales into English from Japanese.

Anyone with a Kindle can now go onto Amazon and borrow the collection for free. Those without a Kindle can purchase it for reading on other devices.

Pussy Riot Jailed…the greatest human rights tragedy since Kim Jong Il couldn’t import Courvoisier

October 10th update: One of the Pussy Riot members has been released and the group as a whole has been nominated for a European human rights award.

See, I just knew going around topless would work wonders.


The Ukrainian Feminist group Femen and I are taking our shirts off to get Pussy Riot out of of jail. What are you doing?

“First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Martin Niemoller, 1892-1984

Don’t wait til Putin puts your pussy in jail. Take your shirt off now! (before the Canadian winter makes it too hard).