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

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rabanos - It's gonna happen

Yes, la Noche del Rabanos is on and back in the zocalo much to everyone's approval.  I went into the city repeatedly today, checked out the zocalo and they were getting ready.  Looking south.
A fresh coat of paint.
 Looking north.  Canopies going up.
They're ready

I really went in to pick up an official press pass, but will have to go back tomorrow as they had not received them yet(?)  Third time's a charm?

It is so nice to see the zocalo getting cleaned up and returning to some semblance of normalcy.  However, there are still protestors' tents set up in the center and all that bare dirt is usually filled with poinsettias.  It is sad to see this little boy playing in the dry and dusty dirt.  My gut says that the planton will return as soon as the teacher's normal school vacation ends 
So check in tomorrow for shots from one of the best days of the year in Oaxaca.

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