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.
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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, January 6, 2012

El Dia de Tres Reyes

Today is the day, January 6th, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts.  It is also the day when children receive gifts, like Christmas elsewhere.
Here is my Rosca de Reyes, shaped like one of the king's crown.  This one is extra special because it is homemade by Rosa Perez Blum, Henry Wangeman's, remarkable esposa.  It is tradition to hide a little figure of Christ baked in it and whoever gets it has to provide dinner, tamales, on February 2.  Guess I will be buying myself dinner.

I am not sure which one I am/was, Gaspar, Melchior or Balthasar, but I was channeling one of them and made sure my neighbor's children awoke to some fun.

Guess who is buying dinner?

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