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

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Death is death

Hatred and poverty cause people do things like these....

from the LA Times
 Two illegal immigrants were shot to death by camouflaged gunmen northwest of Tucson in an incident evoking a pair of 2007 attacks, Arizona authorities said Wednesday.
 from LAHT
Nine undocumented Mexican migrants were killed and six others injured when the van they were traveling in crashed after the driver sped away from an immigration checkpoint in South Texas, authorities said Wednesday...
 According to Mexican authorities, the nine dead immigrants were all men and the majority of the vehicle’s occupants had come from the southern state of Oaxaca. 

I know one's politics adjust one's perspective on all things these days, but death is death.  Eleven more people are dead because we have lost sight of our humanity, our compassion.  Words fail....

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