The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Oaxaca is waiting. It is waiting for El Dia del los Muertos – The Day of the Dead. It is waiting with trepidation and expectations. The city looks beautiful and is filled with people – all Oaxaqueños. There are no tourists here… yet.

After over a year of economic upheaval and lack of income, El Dia is the first real indicator that things may be able to return to normal.

But for now, there are no customers in the shops, restaurants and hotels. As one walks the streets and looks into stores, most of the time, there are only employees there, no paying customers.

So everyone is waiting. Smiling and optimistic ….. a bit sad and hungry, too.

So there is hope, esperanza ..... and Oaxaqueña Lila Downs performs here later this month!!

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