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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

And so it goes...

Life, I mean... it goes on. 
Obviously, lots of words have been written, opinion opined, even some significant actions like Brexit, the release of some political prisoners here, and negotiations abound.  Whether or not anything comes of any of this remains to be seen.  But in the meantime, as I say, life goes on.  I tried to make a run to the market in Etla, but was immediately met with a blockade which pretty much stopped me in my tracks and sent me back to the house.
So it was a short drive, however, some pretty dramatic shots, remnants of last week's turmoil.  Yes, taking the stones from the memorial to Benito Juarez to use in barricades.  Hmmmm....
The burned out hulk of the destroyed construction equipment.  I guess it will be a while until they return to finish the never-ending construction of the Metrobus lanes.
Yes, I have thoughts on all the turmoil here, but as I always note, I am a guest here and no one really gives a hoot as to what I think.  All I can do is remain positive and hopeful.  And at times, that is pretty easy.  Just look at how lush the countryside is with all the rains. 
Wait until you see pictures of the garden!!!  Keep hope alive!

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