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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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 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 Tourist Site

Kyoto is an old traditional Japanese town which was largely left intact after the bombing of WWII. The town has preserved many wooden buildings and […]

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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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Japan—Clean and Efficient

A friend texted and asked me to say just one thing about Japan. Since I was forced to pick one thing, naturally I chose two; […]

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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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NJHI Guest Blog: New Pathways to Nursing Scholars at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health – Where are They Now?

By Elisheba Haqq-Stevens, MFA, RN Academic Coach for the New Pathways to Nursing Scholars Program at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health From 2014 to 2016, […]

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