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

Saturday, April 20, 2013


I don't think there is an equivalent of the NRA here in Mexico.  Of course, we get our guns directly from the source.
I have no idea if this program is successful, but it is endorsed by the state and federal governments.  As I have written many times before, armed guards, police and military are common sights here and rarely does one feel intimidated or really even notice.  Of course, there are times when one says, "Holy Full Riot Gear, Batman," and one definitely takes notice.  I hasten to add, Oaxaca is fairly isolated from the violence in other parts of Mexico.  I wonder if restrictive gun laws passed in El Norte would have a major effect on life here.  I guess we don't need to worry about that ever happening, but it is an interesting question.  Plus, the guns are already here, there and everywhere.
I do like the image.

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