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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

If it's Tuesday...

Well, any day of the week, you name it and there is a protest, blockade, march or a combination of the three.  It makes me wonder if there are other cities where this is just normal life.  People here deal with it matter-of-factly and try to get on with their lives. 
This is not to say that folks are not pissed off about it, but more or less resigned to these daily hassles and inconveniences, not to mention the economic impact it has on everyone.  So yesterday, Monday, the teachers marched once again.  Here's a Noticias link to the whys and wherefores.
Of course, it was another day off for the 1,300,00 students in the state.  And the businesses in the zocalo took another hit in the pocket book.
These tables would normally be filled..... but what is normal?
This current planton or sit/sleep/live/in has been going on for over a year.
The 43 students remain a central issue, with demands for their return, which seems to be a bit of an unrealistic demand, one that will never be met, mainly because it cannot be met.  However, there are many demands that can and should be addressed, but for many reasons, just never are.

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