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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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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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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Winter in Minnesota

If you have never experienced a Minnesota winter, you may not be able to understand how cold it was when my family first arrived to […]

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With Love, from the Biggers

When I was eight what I wanted most for Christmas was a pair of skates. The park next to our yard had a skating rink. […]

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David the Great

Chandigarh, India May 29, 1963 My brother David loves his birthday. When I was very young he would remind me, “I’m David the Great and […]

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Hannah Banana

Minneapolis, Minnesota circa 1965 Hannah and David were my constant and forever playmates. We played together so much we were given the nickname, “The Three […]

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Miriam goes away

Minneapolis, Minnesota circa 1966 When Miriam got married, the excitement of the wedding, never prepared me for what was to happen after the short church […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Punjab, India circa 1957 One of our favorite games was to watch Papa when he exercised. He would stand on his hands for long periods […]

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