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

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

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Hot, hot, hot in Oaxaca. May is one of the hottest months of the year and people look to the skies to see if the rains are coming. Soon.

However, there is much more going on. Times are tough. I think back to the golden times, perhaps ten or twenty years ago, in which tourists flooded the city and tour buses unloaded eager buyers of rugs, ceramics or carvings. It went on for a while and people got used to it.

Who wouldn't?

2006 ended all that. Anarchy led to economic collapse, but people held tough. Slowly, oh so slowly, tourism rose. Then came the global economic crisis followed by the swine flu. Brutal.

However, if people are one thing, they are resilient. The rains will come. The fields will turn green. And if I have to be the first, nothing could keep me away.

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