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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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, July 18, 2015

Festiva de los Moles - The day after

Whew!  That was some serious eating.  To begin the crazy action-packed last weeks of July, we were lucky to eat our way through the annual Festiva de los Moles in the Ethno-botanic Garden behind Santo Domingo.  It is different each year and this year it was very well organized and attended by a much younger crowd.  There was reserved seating for the first time and that seemed to work out very well.  So what was on the menu?
Drinks, including a nice mezcal... no, not those Kochs.... I hope.
Dinner and dessert all for $400 MP ($25 US).
And great music and wonderful people, all of whom were happy and hungry.  Even the governor.
There was a camera crew shooting next year's promotional video and they had this table set up with different ingredients for each of the moles..... more about that later.
It's a busy day.  First, the Feria de Queso y Quesillo in nearby Reyes Etla and then into the city for the first guelaguetza desfile.

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