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

Friday, June 3, 2016

If a tree falls....

I am on a quick trip to El Norte because..... So I had these two large trees that needed to be cut down.  I just cut one down myself in San Pablo Etla last week.  It was not quite as tall as these, but still a pretty big tree.  And slightly different tools of the trade.  There, a hand saw and a machete.  Here, chainsaws, a crane, a huge chipper and three guys.  And they were good.  It was all over in just four hours.  From being there..... the one in the back.
 It was tall.
The one in the front.  It was old and .... tall.
Going, going, gone....
Break time
Way up there.  He made it looks so easy.
A lot of years.
All gone through the chipper.  OMG... I want that chipper!!!

And another thing.  They had a big truck so I had to go around and ask the neighbors to keep the street clear for a few hours.  They are finishing up a McMansion across the street and all the plasterers are Brazilian.  The Brazilians are in all the trades here big time.  The tree guys were all Chapines, from Guatemala.  My new neighbors are Chinese and are putting in a huge garden.  It all sure works for me.

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