I keep a red file folder, its edges faded from nearly three decades of exposure to dust and light. Inside, the title words I typed in 1991: “The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima.” It is the first research paper I ever wrote. Tucked inside of the folder’s front flap are three stapled index cards, each with reference titles written in smudged pencil. The first book listed is the one that mattered to me most: the journalist John Hersey’s 1946 nonfiction classic Hiroshima. The book’s scenes, vivid and wrenching, are lodged inside my memory. Particularly this one, about the Rev Kiyoshi Tanimoto, pulling bomb victims from a sand pit: “He reached down and took a woman by the hands, but her skin slipped off in huge, glove-like pieces.” … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
15 year old missing
I often just wander round my house, not knowing what to do with myself - because I cannot do anything that helps. I have not been able to work for fear of breaking down. I hardly sleep, waking every hour or so every night, I have no motivation for even daily routine chores such as cooking a meal. It just all feels pointless. This is my new normal, my reality and I desperately fear losing my other son or my step-daughter. I'm told this is a natural reaction. … [Read more...] about Hero PC Andrew Harper’s mother slams ‘unduly lenient’ sentences for her son’s killers who will go free in eight years – as she welcomes review of their jail terms
Kate then asked: 'Do you feel there is a judgement around being able to put on a facade and pretend that everything is going great? Is it places like this that are needed in communities where parents don't feel judged and mums can go and be honest and feel like they are being listened to?'. … [Read more...] about The masked duchess! Kate Middleton is seen wearing a face protector for the first time as she helps unpack donations at a baby bank in Sheffield in £15 cotton covering from Amaia
In court papers, she has said 'Ghislaine took several nude photos of me for Jeffrey' and used to buy erotic outfits for teenage visitors to his house to wear. 'Jeffrey loved the latex outfits Ghislaine had for us girls,' reads a 2011 court filing. 'He had bondage outfits, he had all different kinds of outfit but his favourite was the schoolgirl.' … [Read more...] about GUY ADAMS: She was born into fabulous wealth and was the toast of the New York Party set. How DID Ghislaine Maxwell plunge from society darling to be a sleazy ‘pimp’ and disgrace?
Sir James Eadie QC, representing the Home Office, said: "The fact that the appellant could not fully engage with the statutory appeal procedure was a result of her decision to leave the UK, travel to Syria against Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice and align with ISIL. … [Read more...] about ISIS bride Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to UK, court rules