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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The burro has arrived...

I am on a quick jaunt to El Norte and as always, I am laden with lots of Oaxacan goodies for friends up here.  I brought about ten kilos of stuff including mole negro, real hand made tortillas, agave syrup and of course, the finest quesillo from Etla.  I always buy mine from Doña Vicki.  She has the best reputation and has the freshest butter, cheeses, salsas, moles, and veggies pickled in vinegar.  I get my mole and cheeses from her and she knows I buy her things for gifts. 
It always makes her happy.... almost as happy as the folks who receive them.


Bev in Connecticut said...

You sure picked a cold week to come north! 16* this morning in Connecticut. It is supposed to warm up this weekend so wait to get your outside chores done.

Christopher Stowens said...

Only 24 here and the leaves and gutters will not wait. I put out 20 nice big bags of leaves for the community compost pile. Wish I could take them back to Oaxaca, but I guess that isn't gonna happen.