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.
This time in San Sebastian Etla just down the road from San Agustin.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Casas para mi

Here are two houses that haunt me. Actually, haunt is not the right word. They pull me and I wonder what it would be like to live in them. One is a classic upstate NY brick beauty that is isolated, but is visible from the NY Thruway. I am not sure of the architectural style, maybe Federal. Anyone? I am not sure if anyone lives in it. One of the windows is boarded up and it looks forlorn. It lies near the Erie Canal near Auriesville. Oh, those Upstate winters would make me think twice. I lived through too many in my youth.

The other is near Apoala in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca. It is classic construction for the area. I guess I like the remoteness. What would it be like to live there? No snow anyway.

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