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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Snack time!

Eat healthy, my friends.
I don't know what they call these here, but I think they are akin to the lycee nuts I get in Chinatown.  Anyone know?
Or how about these?  Little cactus flower buds?
A few varieties of bananas.


Anonymous said...

The red fruit with tiny litles black seeds, is called "xoconostle" you can tell it apart form "pitayas" (another cactus fruit) because of the smaller size. It also has a tangier taste.


Anonymous said...

This just in from your personal librarian: Lychee looking fruit are rambutan. Jelly-like flesh surrounding a large (for the amount of flesh) pit. Native to Malaysia, Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia. Chiapas has now become known as a major high-quality producer.

Christopher Stowens said...

Muchas gracias, all. That lycee family of fruits is pretty large. I have a pitaya growing in my garden!