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, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday lunch

I will get to the actual Palm Sunday or Domingo de Ramos celebration we attended in San Antonino Castillo Velasco, but first.... this lady makes the best empanadas and we always have such a good time with her.  The filling has a polenta like consistency.... masa with flor de calabaza or cilatro and pork.
I mean, look at this thing.  I want another... right... now!
I always joke with her and say, "You know I don't really like them, but I think I need another."
She welcomed us with a shot of mezcal from nearby Santa Catarina de Minas, and it was sublime.... and totally kicked my ass as a non-drinker on an empty stomach.  She is wearing an example of the embroidery for which the village is so famous.
It was mighty fine.  And when offered mezcal, it is a sign of welcome and respect, I always accept it.  It's an honor.... with a nice buzz.  Now that lunch is posted... on to the real deal.

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