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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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

Friday, December 30, 2011

Shot of the day...

This was the most beautiful moment in an altogether beautiful day.  As I was walking back up Alcala to my car, I saw this young girl, a street musician that I recognized, and an old man sitting next to her.  She was working the bellows on her accordion and he was singing and playing the keys.  He was teaching her a song and she had the sweetest shy smile on her face.  The music and the singing were beautiful, but it was the tenderness of the moment that made it so magical.
I don't know if you can see it, but the brand name on her instrument is "Child Prodigy"  made proudly here in Mexico, they informed me.

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