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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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 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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Planting an Apple Tree

Burnsville, MN circa 1975 When Papa purchased our home in the small town of Burnsville, Minnesota, it was primarily because it sat on a large […]

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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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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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Saris and Swimsuits

Grayslake, Illinois circa 1951 Sometimes the best experiences are the ones that challenge our everyday world. My parents were never hesitant about new opportunities. About […]

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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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