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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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, September 20, 2012

It is nothing to worry about

You know how your perspective can be altered by what you are reading at the current moment?  You read Kafka and things look futile.  You read Dante and it is all Heaven and Hell.  You read Stan Lee, you can kick a lot of ass.

Well, I am currently reading (actually, listening to audio versions as I put in long days working outside) "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace and "It" by Stephen King.  So I go between seeing things in incredible detail to being scared by seemingly normal things.... you know like, clowns.
Yes, "It" sure make one look at clowns differently.  Not to spoil the thousand page novel, but there is one scary clown that terrifies Derry, Maine for a few hundred years.  So I did a double take when I saw these two by my car.  The guy with the clown was selling some sort of candy, a sucker, I think.   Nothing to be alarmed about, right?
Hmmm.....  what kind of a look is that?
I guess I have watched too many movies like, "Blow-Up," or "Blow Out" or "The Conversation."
Keep reading, my friends.  Get a library card!!!! (h/t spixl)

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