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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Primal scream time?

As Elphaba, you know, the Wicked Witch of the West, says, "What a world. What a world."
Here, the teachers from Section 22 have returned to start the school year after eight weeks of strikes and protests. In many villages they have not been welcomed back with open arms.  In certain places parents have put up barricades and stood vigils to prevent the teachers from entering.  Things are tense, but judging from the news sources, it seems to be going well.  However, nothing has really been resolved and the struggles continue.  The teachers who were protesting will receive back pay for the time they were on strike.
No, these guys are not anarchist punks..... well, maybe
And in El Norte?  Words fail.  However, the teaparty folks do fit the descriptions of anarchist punks.  The shutdown has overloaded and shutdown my ability to comprehend the level of insanity and stupidity that has taken hold.
I guess we just keep on keepin' on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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