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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Finalmente - El Directorio

Yesterday, I visited the artesanos in La Union Tejalapam to give each of them a copy of the new directory. The municipal agencia was the first stop where we left several copies to sell to the non-existent tourists, but hope springs eternal.

If you happen to be in the area, here is the centerpiece map and believe me, it is exact.
If you are not in the area support your local artists or go online and support… me.

Actually, much to my surprise, the directory is selling much better than I thought it would. I think I am averaging one a day. I have passed out copies to friends, B&B’s and art stores and people seem enthusiastic about visiting La Union.

Here is one of the master carvers, Francisco Santiago with his great granddaughters and his copy of the directory.

1 comment:

sonya melescu said...

Congratulations, the directory looks great on line and so do the images. I'm sure you feel good helping the artisans that you have supported for many years. I'm sure they are very grateful to have you in their lives. Sharing and caring, and giving is what life's about. Thank you for sharing Oaxaca with me briefly. I know I will return and travel the area, there is alot to explore and so much we can learn.