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

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Agua de San Agustin Etla

The villagers from my home away from home, San Agustin Etla, continue to keep the water valves closed that feed the western part of the city. If you wish, look at this map to see the locations and distances involved. The people are right to protest how their land and surrounding environment are used or abused, as it is in this case. It is, however, pissing a lot of people off. As always, there are numerous solutions, but only one or two that seem just and right. What are the odds that people will end up doing what is best for the land and themselves?

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