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
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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Mas maestros....

This gentleman is not a teacher.  I just like his shirt because Oaxaca lives in me, too.

Sadly, I must report that things are going downhill.  Today, Seccion XXII has shut down the shopping centers.  Yesterday, they trashed and looted the PRI office in colonia Reforma.  They took over the toll booths on the carratera in Huitzo.  They attacked the offices of the newspaper, Noticias.  These actions, on top of other minor violent acts, numerous blockades, marches, sit-ins, sleep-ins.... This has been going on for weeks.  Now it is escalating and people are getting more and more worked up. 

I always keep in mind that I am a guest here and that there are many things about which I am completely clueless.  For one, I don't understand these tactics.  They make virtually no sense to me.  I also don't understand where the governor/government is on this or and why the situation is escalating rather than easing. No one seems to be doing anything and each day there is more chaos and more fuel added to the fire.

Reading the comments on FB is fascinating.  I am learning lots of new words.  Here is El Imparcial's FB page.  They seem to be on top of things.

Meanwhile, out here in the country.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile out here...
the horse buries its head in the sand.