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.
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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

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of Julie

Independence Day in El Norte.  What does it make you think?
The US seems more dependent than ever, but unwilling to acknowledge it.
Here, it has been a cloudy and rainy week, perfect for working in the garden and watching the countryside turn green, not with envy, but with a sigh of relief.

I am off to the start  of a week-long fiesta in Teotitlan del Valle, a place that practices co-dependence, the concept of guelaguezta, shared wealth, shared work and shared debt.
As for the other Guelaguetza, the dance festival, things are looking up.  Everything seems ready.  The roof is done or very close to being done.

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