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
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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Getting ready for muertos

Today was the test run for the upcoming few days, just to make sure everything would go smoothly.  Alas, there will be no exhibition of pan de muerto in Mitla as in previous years.  The bread makers are too busy making enough for overwhelming sales.  I'm sure we will find some amazing examples anyway.  Nice street art on the main drag.  Dancing the jarabe...
That's a lot of culture in one picture.
Of course, take a right and you end up in mezcal land and we needed some for visiting and ofrendas for Muertos.
This shot is off the road cutting over from Mitla through Chichicapam to Ocotlan, always a beautiful drive.  And visiting Faustino in Chichi and getting some of the best mezcal in the world straight from the source.... priceless.  More on that mañana.

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