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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Friday, November 20, 2009

Market Day

More and more, I appreciate shopping at my local market in Etla on Wednesdays. The village is transformed and its normally quiet main drag is packed with vendors and shoppers. I am starting to do a better job of "seeing," meaning, I am not in sensory overload anymore. This all seems normal. I know I stick out like a sore thumb amongst these people, but at least I am a regular to some of them. Fresh garlic? Sweet fresh bananas. The produce varies from week to week depending on what is in season, but there are always great deals at good prices for all manner of fruits and vegetables.Good looking and great tasting turkeys and chickens. Doesn't get any fresher than that.Fresh fruit snacks.I like this shot with the father, in his hip pink shirt, a piecing no less, holding his son in his "Cars" outfit, while Christ overlooks the tomatoes.Fresh chiles and a winsome look.

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