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, July 29, 2009


Yesterday, while searching for a local Guelaguetza, a dance and shared meal, we covered many a mile in vain. We were near Tlacochahuaya, just to the southeast of Santa Maria del Tule, the home of the famous tree. It was a wild and bumpy ride on very rough paths as we followed people's directions towards a nebulous goal. We ended up climbing this hill on top of which folks were setting up for an evening fiesta, but not the one for which we were looking. They had been hard at work and it was the heat of the day. Time for a siesta and not a bad setting for one. This shot is taken directly behind this sleeping gentleman. He woke up, smiled, said hello, then closed his eyes and enjoyed the peace.

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