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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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

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

On the Road


A bit back, I wrote about living and blogging and how sometimes one has to choose – to blog or to live. This is one of those times. Living the life wins out.

But I know how I read blogs and if too long a period goes by with no posts, people stop checking in.

My favorite example of that is The Luck of Dennis St. Michel, Viscount Stokington-The Life, Times, and Misadventures of Dennis St. Michel, Viscount of Stokington, Soldier, Gambler, Diplomat, Scoundrel, Notorious Rakehell, and Lord of Menacing House, in his Own Words. It is very well written, funny and I highly recommend it. As far as I could tell it had a good following, but on The Yule, 2007, Dennis disappeared. People kept waiting, but the posts stopped in mid adventure. Now I only check in every now hoping he has returned, but alas, he has become ether(net.)

I am currently in Merida, in a nice cool room at the Dolores Alba Hotel, contemplating how to get caught up after five days on the road in the midst of a very strange and excellent adventure.

We left Oaxaca last Friday and have made our way through the cactus forests and mountains to the flat coastal plains of Tabasco and Campeche onto the huge calcium ledge that is the Yucatan. We have seen the major cities and lots of small villages. We have visited the major Mayan sites and some lesser knowns, too.
Then there are the 600 photos to go through. It’s a tough life.

But today, I will slough through it and try not to enjoy the beautiful pool right below me too much.

To work.

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