IT’S CHRISTMAS!


The gringa hopes all dear readers are doing what the gringa’s doing… making wonderful memories with loved ones.

Read With The Gringa “The Tree Of Life”


Let the little ones join the gringa in reading a great story about a Christmas disappointment that turns into a wonderful Christmas surprise.

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Read With The Gringa “A Feast To Remember”


This wonderful story, centered around a traditional, Italian style Christmas feast, is a reminder that the best Christmas gift is the opportunity to create lasting memories with our loved ones.

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Read With The Gringa “Grandpa’s Surprise”


This short Christmas story shares the wonderful tradition popular in Puerto Rican culture of “Three Kings Day”.

 

Pojoaque Pueblo


The caveman and I took a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2013. While we were there we visited the Pojoaque Pueblo. The Poeh Cultural Center was such an inspiring place to visit. They have many classes available designed to restore native traditions and the native language of the Pojoaque tribe.

The art studios feature different mediums. We saw designers creating beautiful jewelry. There also was, of course, pottery and sculpture. One of the galleries featured an exhibit of a tribal member who is a fashion designer, Patricia Michaels, featured on Project Runway. The permanent exhibit “Nah Poeh Meng”, Tewa for “The Continuous Path” depicts the history of the Pueblo in seasonal divisions. I found it fascinating.

Whether we were exploring the grounds that were filled with interesting sculptures and architecture, or educating ourselves through the many historical pieces on display in the museum, we were equally captivated. The Poeh cultural center is a vital part of Pojoaque’s thriving tribal community. If you ever get the chance, you should visit.