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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
¡Soy consciente de todas las tradiciones del Internet!
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

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Viva Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza!

A bit more on this remarkably well-spoken and courageous person. Just watch these clips and you can see and hear her strength and intelligence. Plus, she is right!


alejandro de la Cruz Diaz said...

Im very impressive with the work you are realizing in my state, i read some of your blogs and is pretty amazing the way you look things there, and there is something that really catch my eye, Eufrosina Cruz, there is a lot of true in her words, and is amazing the understood this woman have about the whole situation in my state, i just wanna say thank you, because this work that you make here in your blog, show the importance and relevance of the woman place in this new regimen of life, im kind of bad writer with your language, because im learning, but i hope my message can be understood
thanks for your work
and for showing to the world the beauty of Oaxaca City and their traditions
lord alex

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias, your English is very good. Eufrosina Cruz is becoming quite famous. We know that Oaxaqueñas are the real essence of the Oaxacan culture. Yes, the men are important, but it is the women who are the real backbone of the culture. They are quite powerful and well organized. Change will come.

Su inglés es muy bueno. Eufrosina Cruz está famosa. Sabemos que oaxaqueñas son la esencia verdadera de la cultura de Oaxaca. Sí, los hombres son importantes, pero es las mujeres que son la "espina dorsal?" verdadera de la cultura. Son muy fuerta y organizada bien. El cambio vendrá.