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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tlacolula Sunday

Yes, more Tlacolula, mainly because it is such a great place, full of so many different things.  For me, it is better than a museum or a movie or even Disneyland, not that I would ever go.  One is surrounded my sights and smells.  As you walk, the aromas hit the nose, chocolate, mezcal, roasted chicken, barbacoa, barbeque, flowers, fruit, copal.  My mouth is always watering .  But really, it is the visuals playing before your eyes that make it so wonderful.  Look at the size of those tlayudas, the baked tortillas.  They are so big, I'm not even sure that they are tlayudas.  Confirmation will be made this week.
These are all hip shots, you know, shot from the hip, so the quality varies.  Look at the large cabbage leaf she is using to wrap things up.
Beautiful marigolds, cempasuchil, an important flower for many reasons, dying wool just being one of them.
"Chapulines?"  "No, gracias.  I have plenty eating the zinnias in my garden."
Buy your meat and veggies and cook them right up on these braziers.
 The aromas... ahhh.
And look at this amazing produce.  We are sooo spoiled here.
Lastly, people are so friendly, so easy to talk to and share experiences.  The great thing is, as entertained as I am by the whole thing, they feel the same about me.
The feeling is mutual.

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