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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pretty fair day

Yes, it was a pretty fair day in that there were two wonderful fairs or ferias to visit.  What a good reason to hit the road and sample some of Oaxaca's finest taste treats.  First, it was off to Tlacolula and a fiesta that featured pan y chocolate.  There were large crowds, great music and folkloric dancers, too.  But, today, it was all about bread and chocolate.
Uh oh..... I'll never make it.... must try to not eat....everything
 Everything looks so good. 
 "Chris, I think you need a few of these."
 "And some of mine, too."  How could I resits?
My mission in Tlacolula accomplished, it was then off to the second fiesta, the feria de maiz in Teotitlan del Valle.
Lots of exhibits and lectures on maiz.  There is 10,000 years of corn history here.  Their ancestors helped develop domestic corn,
 Looks good.
Tastes better.

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