Happy Birthday!

I love this picture of my younger brother. It captures who he was at age four. His mischievous nature shows in his eyes and smile […]

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I have no words…

I have some great news. My son is soon to be engaged! And while I am so very overjoyed and happy, I’ve heard lots of […]

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On Being Different

I found this photo of three of my siblings standing in our backyard surrounded by apple and pear trees. One look at my brothers Emmanuel […]

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Apple Story

  View this post on Instagram Read the whole story! http://elishebahaqq.com/apple-story/ #bloglife #blogging #writing #wendsday #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaywords #apple #applestree A post shared by Elisheba Haqq-Stevens […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Tokyo Street Scene

Nothing says, “Welcome to Tokyo!” better than the Shibuya Crossing. The neighborhood of Shibuya is known for shopping, fashion and nightlife. At this particular intersection, […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Historical Site

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial stands as a solemn reminder of the devastation of war. There is very little I can say about visiting this site […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Place in Japan

When I arrived in Kusatsu I was immediately drawn to the little, historical Japanese town. It had charming traditional wooden buildings which surrounding the hot […]

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Happy International Women’s day!

I have so many inspirational women in my life. I always think of my mother and sisters and their strength and character, but I also […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Unbelievable Find

  Yes, that price tag for ONE cantaloupe is correct! It’s ¥32,400 or about $293.54! Besides the cantaloupes there were $21 apples and $18 six-pack strawberries. The Sembikiya family of Japan,claims that they began the […]

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Best of Japan—Favorite Picture

Trending now in Japan are young people dressing in colorful Japanese Kimono and Yukata. These beautiful girls embody the current fashion of putting aside western […]

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