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, January 17, 2009

G'day Godot

An interesting time. Hard to believe this is my first posting of 2009. What can I say? It was -11 outside yesterday. I need a meal in the zocalo.

I returned from Oaxaca to prepare for my return to Oaxaca. The house in Newton needed lots of work inside and out, not to mention packing up the art from years of collecting. Those of you who know me, know I am methodical, neurotic about details and preparation, which definitely pays off in the end, but makes for a long process. I had a list and the last big thing on it was a new kitchen. It should be beautiful but...

No matter how one plans it, you always end up without a kitchen for an extended period of time. I am still in it. I am using businesses in the neighborhood trying to keep the local economy going. So I discovered an interesting counter and flooring place just a block away from the house.

They do beautiful work and the quality and variety of material is impressive. The owners are young Brazilians in their late 20's.

Thus I was introduced to the extensive Brazilian network in the trades. It is wild to see just how dominant they are in certain services. In fact, I heard more Spanish and Portuguese than English in my travels around. There is a hierarchy in the contractor world just as there is in all worlds from academia to carving villages. The Brazilians are right up there. They sure are doing great work for me


Times goes by and still I am waiting...

The best version evah

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