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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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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mas muertos

Experiencing Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos," especially in Oaxaca, changes one's perspective on life and death, the whole cycle.  So it is with that mind set that I passed through the amazing Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston.  No matter how or when, it is a powerful experience.  I am always moved to tears and I have walked through it many times.
I remember walking under them with students through the years.  So it was even sadder this time as I remembered one of my former students, Paul Roy, who died this week.  He played sax in the band at school and was the best of the lot while he was there, the driving force in the group. As one who eulogized far too many students, it just ain't supposed to be this way.  No, they are supposed to eulogize us, but....
Think of the millions of Pauls in these pictures......

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