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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
¡Soy consciente de todas las tradiciones del Internet!
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

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A comment on comments

Everyday I read a bunch of newspapers and blogs and am amazed at the comments people make.  Sure, there are some powerful and moving ones, but a lot of them simply expose the writer as ignorant and/or bigoted.  I am hardly without sin or stupidity, but damn, I can't imagine writing some of the outrageous and hideous stuff that people do.  It must be hard to carry that much hatred around all the time.  Plus, hey, I may be a jerk, but I don't need to broadcast it to the world.  At least I am smart enough to have figured that out for the most part.  It's like people don't realize that, as they used to say, "The whole world is watching." Say or do something stupid and it could go viral in a matter minutes, but I guess that's where we are. 

And it applies at all levels, the Big Boys and Girls, too, you know, the Serious People.  While the rest of the world was watching the historic changes in Egypt, the US "news'  networks could not possibly break away from the riveting minutiae of the Zimmerman trial.  Not too embarrassing.... like they could be embarrassed.
Fortunately, there are never any of those comments on this blog, but there aren't many comments in general.  Was it something I said?

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Enjoy your blog, always great to learn more/see more about one of my favourite areas on the planet.