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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
¡Soy consciente de todas las tradiciones del Internet!
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, February 5, 2010

Lluvia - Rain

We have had some very nice rain the last few days. Last night I heard something and couldn't figure out what it was - the sound of rain. It is a rarity at this time of year and everyone is talkin' about it. Every drop is a blessing. One goes for months without feeling a drop, so it is a little bit of religion falling from the skies.
The smell of gardenias and jasmine fills the backyard. The plants are lovin' it.


Susan Lenane said...

Beautiful pictures - blizzard number two is upon us in DC - we have not had school since last Friday. Crazy weather but spring is just around the corner. I can just smell those gardenias!

Christopher Stowens said...

Yeah, you guys got hammered. Sorry I missed it...not. While in El Norte I stopped at the school formerly known as and well, it is still there.

Renee said...