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
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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

Monday, June 7, 2010

If a tree falls in the zocalo

We have had some rains the last few days. In San Sebastian, last Friday, it rained hard for a couple of hours, but in the city it only lasted fifteen minutes. However, last night, Sunday, the winds howled and when I went into the city this morning I saw the damage. This huge 150 year-old laurel tree was blown down.
Pulled the roots right up.If you know the zocalo, this was on the very southwest corner. Looking at this I can't imagine that El Alsador Vasco, the Basque restaurant on the corner, did not get damaged, but word on the street was no one was hurt and the building looked fine to me. The same thing happened on the southwest corner of Llano Park, a huge tree came down.
Here is a newspaper story about it. Twelve trees were toppled in the city.

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