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

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Food for thought

An interesting few days. There is a cold snap here and some people are bundled up like it is Minnesota. Of course, others are in shorts and tees.

So what's the food for thought? What isn't.

In this case it is, while waiting for Godot to show up with my auto insurance papers, I was just sitting warming myself in the sun while people watching. I was also practicing my shoot-from-the-hip clandestine camera technique (yes, that is like the drunken master technique) and suddenly a young kid on a moto (motorcycle) showed up. He parked in front of me and went into Amate Books. They called out to me that he had the papers. I jumped up and went in. I had a coat, it had been cold, a knapsack and a shopping bag and I grabbed everything ... except the camera. History.

I hate losing the shots. Fortunately, it was the small backup camera and I am bidding on a replacement on ebay as I write this.

Note to self: download those pics every day and try to not lose or damage your equipment. You would think I would have figured that out by now.In the mean time, here's some real food for thought. You have no idea how good real tortillas are until you have them.

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