What a summer! For almost three months, I’ve been engrossed in 18th and 19th century American pioneer history. And believe me: this journey has not been easy. At times finding multicultural trail goer stories seemed almost impossible. But, what helped me get through this journey is the same passion that led me on this journey: uncovering multicultural heroism.
In a … Read more
I remember my first motorcycle ride.
It was a Sunday afternoon in Vienna, Virginia. The sun was setting and my family was visiting my mother’s long-time friend Glenda. Glenda’s husband owned a red bike. I remember wishing I could ride the bike more than anything at that moment. Somehow, my wish came true: Glenda’s husband asked if I wanted to … Read more
This weekend was definitely one for the books.
About two weeks ago, my brother Jordan called me saying, “Kay (his wife) and I are coming to Santa Fe next weekend.”
I’m pretty sure I joyfully shouted in response.
Kay and I at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.
Jordan joined the U.S. army at age 18. My first day of college … Read more
Last weekend, I volunteered at Santa Fe’s annual Viva México festival.
Viva México is held at El Rancho De Las Golodrinas, which is located in Santa Fe along the historic El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro Trail. My volunteer role was providing information on this historic trail to festival goers. I gave out brochures, Santa Fe and Albuquerque activity … Read more
My expectations were set high.
I remember every thing my professors said Santa Fe told would be: beautiful, incredible, breathtaking. After calling this place home for over a month I know what they said is true. This city breaths inspiration and international cultural, no matter where you’re from. This may sound cliche, like something you’ve heard before. But, maybe if … Read more
Eat plenty, eat plenty.
American Indian culture has been established and influenced the Southwest for centuries. Today, there are 19 sovereignly ran pueblos, or reservations, in New Mexico. One ancient, American Indian cultural tradition still reigns today are feast days.
This historical practice stemmed from spaniards bringing Roman Catholic Religion to New Mexico in the 1500s. Catholic missionaries tried … Read more
I’m convinced there are two kinds of people in the world: those who drive for the purpose of getting from point A to point B, mere transportation if you will; and people like me who drive cars to, well, drive cars. Two types of people, two world views.
One of my favorite things about SF is the … Read more
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Someone once told me, all great stories begin with a journey or the phrase ‘one day I was walking when . . .’
Now, … Read more
Last Saturday I left Maryland for the Land of Enchantment.
The plane ride was 5 hours, so like many plane goers, I designated my flight time as siesta time. However, when I woke up and heard the flight attendant utter “have a great day, and welcome to Albuquerque,” I was no longer dreaming. My summer days in Santa Fe were … Read more
We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the stewards of life’s continuity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to it, but here we are.
― Stephen Jay Gould
Hello there! My name is Alexia Constanza. I recently graduated from James Madison … Read more