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

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

Monday, April 20, 2015


Visiting the little church in Reyes Etla is always a treat.  The church is famous for it appearance in Jack Black's Nacho Libre, but for me it is the the annual celebration of the guelaguetza dance festival that will always be with me.  It is such a beautiful setting with views across a vast lush green valley all the way to the mountains and Monte Alban and Atzompa.  However, yesterday the tiny church was filled with people celebrating the baptism of these two little boys.
The family had decided to wait until the boys were old enough to be aware of the rite of passage as opposed to baptizing them as infants.  And it sure seemed worth the wait as the family was so happy and proud....
And Dad was absolutely glowing with happiness and pride.

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