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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Keep the faith...

More marches and blockades today.  I'm sure everyone hopes for some sort of resolution to all these conflicts.  The guelaguetza is upcoming and already people are canceling hotel reservations.  This does not bode well as tourism is mother's milk to Oaxaca.  My walk through the city yesterday was uneventful.  The rains put a damper on things, but mostly, people were out, living their lives.  I did notice lots of repair work on recently broken windows, but how does one replace this. Actually, I am sure they will, with typical Oaxacan resiliency.
A metaphor for a broken window of opportunity.
The Oxxo that was trashed was being restocked.
And ATM's out of use.  For many people, that's how they get their money... or maybe that's just how it is in my house.  As I said, people were out leading their lives as we tend to do no matter what the situation is.  However, on the bright side, yesterday is was raining, today, the sun is out and everything is green and lush.  Think positive... when it rains, sell umbrellas.

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