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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Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My new favorite expression

From a story in Noticiasmx, "Le están jalando los bigotes al tigre" meaning, "pulling the whiskers of a tiger," which seems like it could be applied to many issues, but in this case refers to how the teachers and their actions may have a severe backlash.
Autoridades municipales Ánimas Trujano y Santa María Coyotepec, advierten que los paristas de la Sección XXII del SNTE, "le están jalando los bigotes al tigre" y exigen a los maestros cambiar sus tácticas de lucha, porque están tocando fondo al confrontarse con el pueblo.
Ánimas Trujano and Santa María Coyotepec, municipal authorities warn that the paristas of section XXII of the SNTE, "are pulling the whiskers to the Tiger" and require teachers to change their tactics, because they are bottoming out to confront with the people.
Which of course, reminds me of a line from "Apocalypse Now" right after they ran into the tiger, "Never get out of the boat!" "Nice tiger. Bye Tiger."

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