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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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Monday, May 4, 2015

Let there be... juice!

Oaxaca has so many taste treats and freshly prepared juice is just one of them.  You can get any kind of juice you can think of and people take advantage of this healthy choice every single day
This is Doña Cynthia who has a popular juice stand in the nearby Etla market and she has a very loyal customer in me. 
Everything she makes simply tastes wonderful. I feel healthier ever time I drink one of her juices.  Care for some fresh strawberries or maybe carrot juice?
It takes some serious muscle and effort to turn these....
into this
As I shot these photos today, we joked and I said instead of the normal 10 pesos price for taking her picture, I was giving her a special price, double, 20 pesos.  This is a reverse play on what people say when you ask if you can take their picture, "Sure, for 10 pesos."  When it came time to pay for the juice, she gave me a price that seemed high and then she winked and said, "Of course, with a 20 peso discount."  Life is sweet and oh so healthy!

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