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

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

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mi casita

That is one thing I like about Oaxaca, people like to refer everything as an "ita" or "ito", a little something. Cups of cafe, problems, all be come little here. It always cracks me up to run into Claudio Ojeda, the carver, famous for his huge pieces, from Arrazola, whose nickname is "El Dragón Negro." Even though he is a large tough guy, for many years I have called him "El Dragoncito" and at first he wanted to kill me, but now when we see each other, he calls himself the diminutive and we laugh. But I have learned and now I call him Don Dragón. He deserves the respect.

However, mi casa is a casita y claro si, mi casa es tu casa. Lots of work to do, but lots of progress. I had a request for some photos of the place so here goesThe plants are young and small, but in a matter of weeks they will be beautiful. I already have buds on the gardenias and the jasmine plants fill the air with their scent.