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Las Fiestas: A Twinkle and a Flash

. . . And the Fiestas continue! As promised, this is part two of our Kermés series. Make sure to click back to our last entry to check out the daytime look at these community church parties. As nighttime covers the land and the church bells call out to the moon, visitors trickle in one … Continue reading

Las Fiestas!

It’s that time of year again! Once a year, many of the churches of our community hold huge parties meant to draw visitors and raise funds for the church. The holy houses fill the air with flashing lights, festive music and dust picked up by the feet of the hundreds that attend. The Kermés, as it’s … Continue reading

El Curandero de San Eli

The man led me into his house before I gave him much of an explanation for why I was there. He walked me over to his kitchen table and sat down comfortably, strapped on his portable oxygen and asked what I wanted to know. “What’s your name?” I asked. He answered, “Juan Ricardo Sioux Kessler … Continue reading


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