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

Monday, December 29, 2014


La Noche de Rabanos was so much fun this year.  Maybe it was the last minute go-ahead and the re-taking and cleaning of the zocalo, but there was a palpable sense of excitement and happiness. Watching the competitors set up and assemble their pieces is always so interesting.  It is the best time to see them in their elements and often they are happy to talk and share their experiences.  While going through all the shots I noticed these where people are framed by their work.  Note the photos of some of the 43 missing students in the background of the above photo.
 In between the steeples.
Framed on both sides of the pieces.
"You lookin' at me?"
 Stay there!
This is really a gorgeous miniature of one of the pennants that are carried in processions.  Hmmm... I dunno, but radishes and cauliflower on a hot day can develop a certain fragrance.
A gardeners' dream.
What a wonderful day.  Next year?

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