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

Friday, July 24, 2009

What a place to play

As many people know Henry Wangeman has forgotten more about Mexico than most people ever learn. He has a photographic memory when it comes to history and names. He can rattle off the names of villages faster than google maps. Guelatao de Juarez, Ixtlan de Juarez, San Miguel Amatlan, Santa Catarina Lachatao, Capulalpam de Mendez, roll off his tongue like butter and he has stories about each. These are all villages up in the mountain to the northeast of Oaxaca city and we are talkin' fairly remote, up long winding roads, often dirt, sometimes closed, forcing retracing and exploring new ways to get places. You know, adventures. I love going with him and I always feel like I am living my dream, pushing the envelope. If my mama could see me now...

So we were off to see the birthplace of Benito Juarez, Guelatao and to the churches in Ixtlan and Capulalpam. Lots of photos to post of these mountain top idylls, but I was stuck by this basketball court just outside the 16th century church in Capulalpam. I shoot hoops everyday when in the states and I sure wish I had a ball with me to shoot here. Now there's an idea. travel around the world shooting on remote courts... probably been done.

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