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

The hereafter re me

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My backyard

January in Oaxaca, cold clear nights, warm days with azure skies.... what's not to like?  I always enjoy walking the streets in the city, but I love my afternoon walks around my house.  I am so lucky to have vistas like this... the archeological site of Aztompa.
The trees in the foreground, sorry I forget the name, however, the leaves have a wonderful fragrance and when rubbed on the face, the forehead and around the eyes, relieve stress.  It works!  There is almost no dew in the morning, the air is that dry, so the plants and the countryside have entered a dormant period and the palette changes from greens to browns.
Of course, next month the annual explosions of purple of the jacarandas will begin and they will carry us into the rains, although it will be months.  Still, we all adapt.
What a country..

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