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

Thursday, July 12, 2012


As I mentioned earlier, there is almost a constant stream of fiestas and events for the foreseeable future.
There is a Feria de Queso and one for Mezcal starting next week. 
Oaxaca is in the midst of a month long celebration of mole with many of the restaurants highlighting this amazing dish, which classically exists in seven versions, but really because everyone's recipe is slightly different, there are really hundreds of versions.  This is a breakfast I had at a wedding in Teotitlan del Valle and the mole was made by the famous Mendoza sisters, who were cousins of the groom.
And of course, there are the guelageutzas, the dance festivals, which are always so beautiful and inspiring.
 Get ready.  Here they come.

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