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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The things that I miss.... Everything

Yes, after almost a month in the belly of the beast, I'm really missing all things Oaxacan... well, almost everything, blockades and potholes, being a couple of exceptions.  Although Newton, MA is more of an enclave in the depressing insanity that is El Norte these days.  I've enjoyed being in New England, raking leaves, eating dim sum and going to the Newton Public Library, but I am so ready to head back.
I spent the afternoon, alone in the local art movie house, watching, "Coco," which should be required viewing for... well, simply everyone.  The film does a wonderful job of presenting so many aspects of Oaxaca and the things we love about Mexico.  It turned out that Coco looked very much like my abuelita from San Antonino, who I just eulogized.  I had tears in my eyes numerous times.... hey, there was no one else there.. what can I say?  I'm a softy.... and I loved the movie and this woman.
A couple more days.....

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