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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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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, October 16, 2014

Off the beaten track

After a day of intermittent internet and no satellite, things seem to be back to normal.  Here's the post that was in the pipeline when things crashed.
Sometimes the blockades or detours afford one new roads or paths to follow and it's an adventure.  Here's spixl's account of it.  Whether or not my 2004 Jetta will be able handle them is strangely never in doubt.  It goes where wise men fear to tread or where the idiot behind the wheel steers it.  So, south of Mitla, it was into the unknown.  The road was far funkier than this shot would imply.  No, through a few little cricks, some very rough areas, up and down, there is always a way through..... and you get to see views like this, an unexpected blessing.


Carol Knox said...

Thank you so much for honoring Oaxaca, this place I've come to love, with your words and such beautiful photography. What's not to love?

Christopher Stowens said...

Muchas gracias. It's a tough job, but someone.....

You are so right. What's not to love?