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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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It must be something in the air

It is everywhere.  This is the main entrance to the nearby village of Etla.  All the other entrances were blocked, as well, in protest.  The sign reads, "We, the retailers of the village of Etla, do not accept the opening of the "Super Precio" store, the municipal president and council must comply with their promise and (show that) they are not corrupt."

(As always, let me know if I incorrectly translated.  I found this one to be confusing)

The large strange building is not the store in question.  No, that is a new financial business.  I have shot and posted it several times before.  I guess they are following some franchise model.  I hope so or else I want some of what they are on.

As for the protests in Etla, I will have to see if I can find out more.  No matter what is going on, sometimes it is better to mind your own business and get something to eat.....

oops, our favorite restaurante is in..... Etla.

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