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, December 20, 2017

It's beginning to look like....

One of the nice things about Oaxaca is that Christmas is nowhere near as commercial as it is in El Norte. Maybe it's because the place is more religious or less inclined to spend hard-earned money on such things or maybe it's because gifts are given on Three Kings Day (Jan 6) and mostly for children, but whatever it is, it is nice. That piƱata is huuuge. And this shot makes me think of one of my favorite carols, "Angels we have heard while high.""
And well, it can get kinda tacky....
That doesn't mean we are not getting psyched for posadas, and rabanos and Noche Buena in the zocalo.

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