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.
This time in San Sebastian Etla just down the road from San Agustin.

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a dog's life


I have written about the lives of dogs here in Oaxaca several times.  They lead very different ones from those of their brothers and sisters to the north.  It is often a very hard life.

And I am a dog person so I am overly empathetic/sensitive to their plights and delights.  I see this one most every week when I go to Etla.  He is one sorry pup, a skinny street dog with a profound limp.  I buy him lunch whenever I see him and we carry on normal human/canine conversations.

Today, he was sleeping the sleep that only dogs can sleep.  He was dead to the world.  In fact, he was so still, I actually checked to see if he was breathing.  He was.  He was just out cold, dreaming dog dreams.

However, he smelled me coming a mile away upon my return from the market and he perked right up.  A nice fat tamale with pollo y rajas just hit the spot.

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