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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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

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good to be back

After a day or two of recovery and some fantastic mole negro at our favorite local restaurant in Etla, I am back. So life returns to some semblance of normal as I run around and take care of errands. I had a ceiling light fixure crumble in my hands as soon as I turned on the light upon my return. Fortunately, I have walked the street enough (no, not that kind of street walking) so I knew exactly where to get a replacement. It is stuff like that, knowing where things are or how to get things done, that tells me I am starting to get a grip on life here. It was nice to see Oaxaca's most photographed street musician walking by Santo Domingo as I headed into town. "Welcome back, Chris."

New graffiti appeared in several different sections of the city.
What's it mean? I will look into it. Still, deep and beautiful, nice on the different backgrounds

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