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

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

Friday, July 22, 2011

You've changed

A friend recently said I was suffering from ex-pat syndrome, that I was seeing things anew from outside one's home country.... and things didn't look that good.  Maybe I am too critical, but I sure don't see things getting any better any time soon.  The sides are just too far apart.  The debate is not a debate, it is just a shouting match.  So rather than ying and yang, it has devolved to this.

And yes, it is a de-evolution, a slipping backwards into fear and ignorance.  I could go on, but from this expat's perspective, El Norte, you've changed.

So rather than go into some meaningless rant, I offer this video of Eva Cassidy singing "You've Changed."  Such an amazing talent and such a tragically short life.  It's OK to shed a few tears, both for her and for the way it used to be.

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