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, January 17, 2010

Those blocks

Even though I lost the shots of the guys unloading these blocks, I figured it was worth it to go back and just get a pic or two of the blocks themselves. I think they speak for themselves and to the strength of the two men who unloaded a truckload of them.

Work nears completion as this worker grouts a zapotec diamond design.There is some controversy (when isn't there) as to whether or not much for the street repaving and all these reconstruction projects really needed to be done. Some say it is just the governor giving his cronies the money before he leaves office in six months. The timing is suspect and, as I wrote before, tearing up all the streets during the key economic holiday season had to be the result of a city planner's brain cramp. But there you go.... shovel-ready projects.

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