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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Time to send in the paratroopers?
We did have a 5.6 earthquake at about 5:10 AM this morning.  I happened to be awake and it shook the place pretty good.  Another few seconds longer or steps up the Richter scale and it would have been really scary.

And there are more rumblings that things could heat up politically.  Frustration abounds with the politicians here..... sounds familiar, doesn't it?  In certain areas of the state there are long unresolved serious problems.
107 days and counting for this particular planton or sit-in, but the teachers are a whole other entity.
To some, los maestros are combative heroes, fighting against reform and protection of their rights.  To others, not so much.
 What's it all about?
 And everyone loves the phone company... "Shut off the phone, set the street on fire"
Today, there was supposed to be a very large march and protests by Section XXII, the teachers, but it was so well publicized that I just stayed away, content to to enjoy a quiet day in the country.

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