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

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cubrir la tierra

If you ask someone, "Where can I get some paint?" most likely they will point you in the direction of a Comex store.  These places are everywhere, in every city right down to lots of the smallest villages.  It is like Xerox, which became the word for copy.  "I need a xerox of this thing."  Comex = paint in Mexico.  So, in another example in the series of the shrinking choices we all have in a global economy, here's a story from the LAHT.
The Sherwin-Williams Company has agreed to buy Mexican paint and coatings firm Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. for $2.34 billion, the parties announced Monday.
The U.S. company is a global leader in coatings and related products.

With 7,200 employees, Comex produces paint for construction and industrial uses at 16 plants, including five in the United States and three in Canada.

Comex was founded in 1952 and had total sales last year of $1.4 billion.
 No matter what, you will still need two coats to cover whatever you are painting.

1 comment:

Lani said...

So do Mexicans actually say "Voy a comex la casa."?