Quirky celebrations define pride of small town life

Each summer, the people of Fiji celebrate their favorite tropical plant with the annual Hibiscus Festival. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash.

In Deming, New Mexico, a small town surrounded by a large open desert on one side and an interstate on the other, there is a tradition that most people might think is a little hard to believe. It happens each year in late summer, and it’s called the Great American Duck Race.

If you are there to see it with your own eyes, you would agree that it is great, uniquely American…

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Abraham Villarreal

Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.