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

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

La presedente de Tlacolula

While in Tlacolula last week I noticed a commotion around the women from San Marcos, who were there selling their famous red/brown pottery. 
I asked a woman what was going on and was told that it was the presidente of the municipo.  I asked which one it was and she responded with a big smile and a real sense of pride, "That's her.  The first female presidente of Tlacolula."  I was then led over to her and introduced, a real honor.
I believe her name is Concepción Sofía Robles Altamirano.

As in many parts of Oaxaca, women are active in local politics and live up to their legendary strength and intelligence.  The ladies from San Marcos are known for the unity and business savvy.... and their high prices.
I love the look on this woman's face as she watched la presidente.

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