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

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Oaxaca has been hit by a series of earthquakes which is somewhat normal, but scary nonetheless. From what I can find out, there was a 6.4 one on Feb 12 and then yesterday, there were five more, the most powerful being 4.1.

There was some damage to structures in Juchitan in the Isthmo. I remember having a pretty good meal in the market there and being dazzled by the hupiles that all the women were wearing.

Earthquakes are just plain scary. If you've been in one, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, you can't imagine it.

I hope everyone is OK.


Jim Peck said...

Hi Chris,
Nothing to worry about. I suspect the quake you refer to occurred Feb. 12, 2008.

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias, Jim. That's good news. So what if I was a year off? Why not thoughtlessly spread fear and panic because of my own ignorance? ;-) You are right about this big one, but I do think there were some near Juchitan with a little damage to some of the churches and larger buildings.