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, December 14, 2016


As I said in the previous post, it feels wonderful to be of moral, spiritual and financial support for one of the danzantes in Teotitlan del Valle.  Well, in this case blogger buddy, Shannon and I are doubly blessed as we are not only helping out Edgar Daniel, but also one of his fellow dancers, Marcos Vincente Gutierrez, who acts as one of the capitanos in the group of danzantes.
I have known his father, Efrain, a local weaver, for quite a few years and, just as with Edgar and his family, it is an honor and a privilege to do whatever we can to help Marcos throughout his three year commitment.   It's like being one of the dancers vicariously... or something like that.
Here is Marcos with his wife along side as they approach the church for the danza.
Their smiles are more than enough of a reward and we still have two years to go.  It is only gonna get better.

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