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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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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Mamaji’s Letters

Chandigarh, India circa 1960 A few years ago, I got a wonderful gift from one of Mamaji’s oldest friends, Gloria. She had saved a packet […]

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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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My wonderful Uncle and Aunt

Minneapolis, Minnesota December 30, 1967 I first met my Maureen Chachi during our annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair in 1967. She was sitting […]

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My Nani’s House

  Hoshiarpur, India 1953 Last year, my sister Miriam and my son Philip went to India. We visited the old family home in Chandigarh and […]

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Graduation Day

Lahore, 1942  Graduations are both endings and beginings. This May, thousands of students will graduate from college. Some will find employment. Others will enter graduate […]

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Face Your Fear

It’s summer—long hot days, nights blinking with neon fireflies and the sounds of crickets lulling me to sleep. But it’s also a time to slow […]

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