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

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

Friday, November 9, 2012

Where am I?

And who are all these people? 

I am happy to say that my house near Boston survived Sandy and the Nor'easter just fine.  It was a bit strange to go from warm sun and clear skies to cold gray with howling winds and snow, but it sure makes life interesting.  Today, the skies are clear.  It's a day in late autumn in New England.  The killing frost has yet to come.  Unfortunately, the storms did not blow all the leaves into my neighbor's yard, so it is time to rake, but that is always a nice meditation.

And very interesting to be here on Election Day.  It was not that log ago when I got to experience one in Mexico.  Remember Pena Nieto won with only a third of the votes and lots of accusations of skullduggery and overtly buying votes and the election.  Well, at least in the States, it would appear that elections are not so easily bought.  However, someone definitely made some dinero in the whole affari.  They don't call it grifting for no good reason.  Grifters gotta grift.

As one who follows these things way too closely, I have plenty of thoughts, but really, who cares what they are?  Now, it looks like immigration reform is an instant priority.  Good, we need it.  And you might as well end the Drug War while you're at it.  That is so mid-20th century and has proven to be a total waste of time, money and lives.

Here's a thought.  Instead of following the sun, the snows or festivals around the world, why not go where ever there is an election happening.  It would certainly be an interesting way to see a country.  Something tells me that winning is always better than losing no matter where you are, but who knows maybe that was the plan all along with this year's election in the US.  I mean, it is much easier and more fun to sit on the sidelines and kvetch and obstruct, especially when you have just made millions fleecing the donors and embarrassing the pundits.

In the meantime, it is time to renew my passport and get on The Global Online Enrollment System.  Why?  The lines at immigration were so long, it only makes sense to bite the bullet and go through the process.  It could ultimately end up saving me many hours in line.

Videos of Muertos to come in a few days now that I have fast upload speeds. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Glad to hear you and the house are in good shape. Have you been by GDA now that is 250 years old?