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

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

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Tamales in Teotitlan del Valle

We were invited to our good friends, Emilia and Zacarias Ruiz's, casa for tamales amarillo in Teotitlan del Valle.  They are such gracious and wonderful people, with an equally wonderful and gracious family surrounding them,  It is always an honor to visit them.
And.... Emilia is maybe, just possibly, one of the best cooks in the entire universe... okay, just the world, and I'm not kidding.  Each day of Muertos dictates what gets eaten.  Yesterday, it was these tamales amarillo.  Today and tomorrow (I hope) is mole negro.  We plan to stop by and say goodbye to the spirits as they depart.
As for the tamales....we were worried they might not have enough.  Here is Virginia - Look at her here!!, wife of Sergio, one of Zac and Emilia's sons.  She is watching the pot.  I was so lucky to be invited to shoot their wedding.  Check this out!!
They only had three hundred of these beauties.  I think I ate twelve... they are just a few bites, but, oh, so, good.

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