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, February 13, 2012

A tree grows in....

No, not Brooklyn.  I have been exploring the city by taking different routes in each time - once by circumventing one of the normal blockades that regularly occur.  I've ended up in some interesting places.  I know the city pretty well, but there are lots of neighborhoods where I've never been before.
I saw this wonderful ficus benjamina planted in one of the medians just south of the Abastos Market.  It looks like it has been there for years.  I love the latticed trunk.  I wonder how old it is and how long it took to do.  I have seen much smaller ones in nurseries, but this baby is a prime specimen.

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