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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Here we go.... It's Guelaguetza time!

It is time to eat and dance... and dance and eat.  The big question is will it look like this? ... you know, normally crowded and wonderfully crazy.
I am going to remain positive and hope that everything goes smoothly.  There is potential for problems as the ongoing conflicts continue, but maybe saner minds will prevail and allow these two important weeks to go smoothly.
Mañana, the feria des moles in the botanical garden, then Saturday, the first desfile with our friends from Teotitlan del Valle, then the feria de hongos in Cuajimoloyas on Sunday, then the feria de queso and the guelaguetza in Reyes Etla.... This ain't no sprint, it's a marathon.... starting with this....
 I am so ready.


KT said...

Hi - I've been reading your blog and was wondering whether it would be safe to visit Oaxaca beginning to mid-August this year given that the demonstrations happened not long ago. I'm a solo female traveller. Thanks!

Christopher Stowens said...

I would say definitely come. The countryside is so green and lush. There may be protests and marches, but they can be circumvented by and large. There is a lot of hype out there in the media, but that's just the media. Life here and the people are all quite welcoming and warm, with lots to do and see. But of course, keep up with the news.....

KT said...

Ok, thanks Chris!