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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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

Monday, May 26, 2014

Street food, Coixtlahuaca style.

Now that I have gotten the historic stuff out of the way, I can share the real deal... street food, Coixtlahuaca style.  The streets were lined with people selling all sorts of incredibly tempting things from fruits to nuts to ices to barbacoa.  The aromas were tantalizing and we ended up having some delicious beef and nopal tacos at a place in the shade.  But there was no denying this place.  Those are stacks of tasajo and chorizo ready for the grill.
The first time we walked by it was quiet, but after that, more and more folks showed up and after the young guy gave me a taste of the tasajo, the thin sliced dry salted beef, it was on, baby.  This abuela knew what was what.
"I'll have one of those, por favor."
OMG!!!!  So good!
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