Too much homework at too young of an age fosters feelings of inadequacy and a dislike of school. That is one of the conclusions of a 2009 documentary film "Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture," directed by Vicki Abeles.
Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category
As I walked into the voting booth on Tuesday, I was proud to be able to cast my votes for the people who I thought would be the best in…[Read more]
Genealogy stories of families have a way of losing track of the female side. This is written in honor of my parents and their 100th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 7, 1914, this year is 100 years.
Most of us remember our first Halloween costume. Mine was a red devil costume, with the plastic mask that made my face sweaty and uncomfortable, making it sound like I was Frankenstein's monster when I yelled out "Trick or Treat" at people's houses.
History sits along the roads of Valencia County, just waiting to be explored.
Just in time for Halloween, local author Ray John de Aragon's book, "New Mexico Book of the Undead, Goblin and Ghoul Folklore," was released by the History Press.
Creating works of art to honor veterans is what the Art Wall at the American Legion Post 81 in Belen is all about.
For more than 60 years, Pete's Cafe has been more than just a place to eat some of the most sought-after authentic New Mexican cuisine — it has become part of Belen's culture, its traditions.
Have you ever felt like you went back in time, but then you realize you're too young to have memories of this era?
Recently, Irish rock band U2 released their 13th studio album, “Songs of Innocence” to a lot of controversy. The controversy didn’t come from a song with suggestive lyrics or a…[Read more]
For the past 11 years, the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce has brought the Rio Abajo community together with a festival that has something for everyone.
Nobody goes hungry when you have chickens. I lived on a farm and we always had something to eat; hard-boiled, fried, scrambled or omelettes, quiche, egg salad or fried egg…[Read more]
The scintillating sweet aroma of roasting green chile is a common feature at this time of year. Nothing says New Mexico quite like chile, red or green, and the gas-fired roasting drums can be seen tumbling chile pods all around the state.