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

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Here are the women of Teotitlan del Valle making hundreds (thousands) of tlayudas for the recent fiesta at Casa Cruz.   They make it look so easy, but believe me, it is sooo hard.  I've never met a man who could do it and we laugh about it all the time.  "Who me? No, I can't do it."

Tlayudas are large crisp tortillas and are on the table for almost all meals and no eating utensils are used, only tlayudas.  Tear off a piece and use it as a spoon to eat mole.  Fold a piece over to make a little taco stuffed with a bite sized morsel.  And they work as a "doggie bag" to take food home.  A couple underneath, the food, and a couple as a cover.  Ready to go. 

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