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, February 3, 2012


At the mid point between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox, February 2, many throughout Mexico celebrate El Dia de Candelaria. 

This is a follow up to Tres Reyes and whoever got the little figure of Christ in the rosca de reyes is responsible for a tamale dinner.  In many places, people dress el niño Dios from their homes and take him to church to be blessed.

Each village or city celebrates a little differently. 

These shots are from Nochixtlan in the mixteca alta, about 90 minutes north. 

It is beautiful and rugged country up there and I am always so intrigued by how different people's faces are from here near the city. 

The diversity of this place is so amazing.

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