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

Saturday, October 24, 2009

La Ciudad

The classic tourist shot of CoyoacanCuidad de Mexico, what a place! As I continue to experience this city, I keep remembering things from David Lida's book, "First Stop in the New World" about this amazing world capital. It is a great read and I highly recommend it. So when I visited the beautiful old cantina, "La Guadalupana" I thought of his chapter on the cantina culture. The same as I walk the streets and go by bakeries or watch street performers or experience traffic or visit shopping malls and supermarkets, his words come back to me. He loves this city and I can see why. It is a huge sprawling entity and obviously, I have not seen much of any of it, it would take years, but I like this place.

The headless organ grinderOranges and OnionsLennon overlooks the parkNote the classic tourist shot in the right hand corner, same as mine.
Lida has his own blog which is always interesting.

1 comment:

Noble said...

toldja u'd luvit--so glad you're there