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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Proud papa

Well, sorta. "Escape from Tomorrow" is a film getting quite a bit of buzz and.... it is the work of one of my former students, Randy Moore.  I really am not that amazed by his success, because even at age 15, Randy produced works of genius.  We spent a lot of time together and I will happily take a minute amount of credit for doing my best to totally warp him, often with effusive and positive encouragement and at the same time, harsh criticisms.

from The Daily Beast (Hot damn, Rando!)
Shot guerrilla-style—read: completely unauthorized—at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, ‘Escape From Tomorrow’ is the year’s most renegade film. From security concerns to editing in South Korea, the cast and crew tell Marlow Stern how it came to cinemas.
Another hit from Huffington Post.

Certainly one of the most sublime intangibles of teaching is watching former students succeed in so many venues, but I get the most joy from the artists, actors and musicians of which there are hundreds.  Facebook is certainly great in that respect.

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