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

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

Thursday, July 16, 2015

You can almost see them grow

Yes, I could be talking about the garden, which is in peak form after drinking in some nice heavy rains.  It is time to continue planting seeds and seedling and clearing out the zinnias and cosmos so I can get in another crop before Day of the Dead.  But that is not what I am talking about. 
No, it is more of two of my favorite dancers from Teotitlan del Valle, Ailani Ruiz Ruiz and Juana Lisbeth Vincente Conterras, Doña Marina and Malinche, respectively, here with Moctezuma.  I posted these shots of them recently from the first two years of their performances.  Now, here they are entering their third and final year and you can see how much they have grown and matured. 
What a difference a year makes.
Malinche in all her glory.
Getting better all the time.
Let's do this thing!
They are all of nine years old now, old pros.

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