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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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

Saturday, May 24, 2008

La Lucha - The Struggle

The zocalo remains filled with teachers, protesters and vendors. I am not sure of what to think. The place has gone from a beautiful and vibrant center of the city to a fairly dirty and seedy scene in a short time. There are articles in the online papers as to whether or not the city can handle another two weeks of this. It is normally at 21 day event.Rough translation - We will not stop until they are found.

On the one side there are the Disappeared and on the other disappearing patrons for businesses. A normally packed cate at the SW corner of the zocalo.It may be an effective protest, but to what end?
Still they were shooting a promotional tourism video at Santo Domingo...Women in traditional outfits take the traditional pizza break The Truth will set you free

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