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

Monday, March 8, 2010

Progess in the streets

No, not protests in the streets, but progress. I have written quite a bit about the construction in the city and the hardships it creates for getting around and for business, however, they are busting to get it done.

For some of the streets, after digging them up and replacing pipes and conduits, they use a pretty interesting technique. First they pour concrete, then get the bubbles out and smooth it. Then they dye and imprint a pattern on it using rubber molds that they push down into the wet cement. Then they use 2x4's to clean up the lines and voila, the finished product. It is one arduous process and these guys work hard. No OSHA here and the dust and heat are brutal, but in general, they always seem like they are having a decent time.

Of course, ain't nothing like the real thing.

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