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

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dia de la Santa Cruz

The are firecrackers, cohetes, bottle rockets with a really good bang at the end, going off all around me.  At times, it sounds like a war zone, but it is only because it is May 3rd, the Day of the Holy Cross, also the Day of the Construction Worker.  I am in the middle of a construction boom around the house and I wanted to see if the unfinished houses were decorated and they were.
No one is working and traditionally, there are lots of special meals with family and friends.  Hmmm.... the firecrackers having taken a break in the heat of mid-afternoon, only one every 15 seconds or so, but tonight, it should be fantastic!  It is funny the things you get used to.  They sound like music to my ears now.

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