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 26, 2012

There's a new sheriff in town..

I mean a new statue in town.  And he is right on the main drag, in the center median of Niños Heroes.
This danzante de plumas seems to be carved out of a single piece or wood.  His feet come out of the base of the trunk of a tree.
The artist, Ricardo Lopez Pinacho, even left his cell number.
I am not sure how long he will last there.  I mean it is wood and in the middle of a pretty mean street in terms of traffic.  From one angle he looks like one of the many guys who wait at intersections to clean windshields or to sell stuff.

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