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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pit stop in Chinatown

Before shopping in the huge Asian supermarket downtown for supplies to bring back, I had to stop in for some quick dim sum at the China Pearl.
 Spare ribs with black beans
 Sticky rice in lotus leaves.
 Now, I am ready for some quesadillas and mole.


Bill Davis said...

Hi, Love your blog and LOVE Oaxaca! Just a quick question . . . Do you have to return to the states every so often because you are an American or is it your choice? I hope that is not to personal. I am considering Mexico to live year around. Thanks!

Christopher Stowens said...

I am still on a tourist visa, meaning I have to leave the country every six months. I could get more permanent status, but I need to come back to Boston anyway so... I remain a guest in this remarkable place, albeit, a guest that just seems to stick around and never leave. It actually works very well for me. I need to pick up cheddar cheese and soy sauce.