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

Friday, March 4, 2016

Lemme outta here

Sorry for the lack of posts, but I'm in El Norte and whew, what a weird place.  No matter how you slice it, this country is so polarized, it is eating itself, stewing in hatred.  And the whole world is watching....
Oh well, thank FSM that the GOP is talking about dick sizes.  That will solve all the nation's problems.  Help! 

And my pipes froze and burst because it was -10 F with high winds.... Thanks, Obama! 
 
Needless to say I am so ready to head south, back to Oaxaca, where, incidentally the political campaigns are limited to three months... Three months!  Imagine that.  I want to see how the garden held up in my absence.  The plants probably had a big fiesta.  "Free at last!"
I am returning with all the things needed to get the fountain going.  I am so psyched.

3 comments:

Claudia Michel said...

Great post. Wish I could follow you right outta here. Will be in Oaxaca in October -- things should be even crazier by then - perhaps I'll stay. When I get closer to the time I'll ask you about visiting cemeteries without being obtrusive to the famiies there - how does a tourist do this thoughtfully? (last time I was with a group from Instituto Cultural and now will be organized group-less).

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias! Yes, there are some great cemeteries to visit and some to avoid IMO. When the time gets closer... but San Antonino, near Ocatlan, is the best. People are always so friendly and the flowers and decorations?... Amazing.

Gypsy Goat Girl said...

Amazing!