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, November 1, 2010

It all begins

El Dia de los Muertos has arrived.  It is hard to keep up.  Yesterday was the final day of prep as people made their altars.  I am happy my flowers ended being are part of so many.  Obviously, it is a photographer's dream.  I will do my best to post as I go, but there is lots of ground to cover.  The driving is some of the best part.  You can see why.
This is the back of the hill near San Martin.
The valley near Santa Ana Zegache.

A friend on the road.

One of the reasons I drove out this way was to see the preparations at San Antonino where they mix the earth with water and put a smooth skim coat on the graves.

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