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

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

People get ready...

These last few days before Muertos are some of my favorites as people rush around getting ready for one of the best best and most important times of the year here in Oaxaca.  And the flowers used in altars and to decorate graves are in full bloom.  And here they are... cempasúchil, marigolds and Terciopelo Rojo, cockscomb or celosia
Folks know how to do it right. 
This field is just down the road from me and I always love walking through the rows of flowers a couple of days before they are harvested.
These growers always get the timing right as the flowers are peaking right at the right moment.
Now, off to Mitla to look for pan de muertos... back in a flash.

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