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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Minimum wage - Perspective

The minimum wage has risen here 4.2 percent to $66.45 MP.  That's $4.55 US.  And that is not the hourly wage, that's the daily minimum wage - Under five US bucks a day - and a bottle of Coke costs the same here as everywhere else.  I remember reading that the vast majority of oaxaqueños earn less than $30 a day and that's for an 8-10 hour day.  And I can honestly attest that people here have an amazing work ethic.  They work hard for that money, really hard.  And people wonder why other people immigrate.

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