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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

If a tree falls....

Another one bites the dust, always a sad sight.  Oaxaca is known for its huge beautiful trees (El Tule).  They can be found all around the city, but are most noticeable in and around the zocalo and in the nearby parks.  However, they do not live forever and after, sometimes fifty to a hundred years, they give up the ghost.  It could be old age or some sort of insect or blight, but they need to come down before they fall down, not always an easy thing to predict..  
This beauty was on the SW corner of Llano Park and what a loss it is.  All the life that passed under its branches.
Think of the time it took to grow this tree.
The city is quick to replant, but no matter, there is still a big hole in the city's fabric that will take years to fill.

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