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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The work continues...

Chip, chip, chippin' away.
One of the things I love about this place is watching people do their daily work.  I have waxed eloquent about the work ethic here.  It is really exceptional and often the work is done slowly, by hand and it shows in the quality of the finished product.
It seems as if every governmental administration approaches the challenges of street work differently.  I have been watching these projects for months now.  This is right at the top of the Alacala.  They have been pushing to finish it.  This was early last week.
And two days later.
And this is the next street over, Garcia Vigil, recently finished and opened, complete with bike lane on the left.
It is really a well designed street.  The benches prevent double parking on either side and there are cut-ins for deliveries.  And little lights in the ground to light the way.  As in all things. it's an art!

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