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

Friday, July 29, 2016

July... the Best

Life is good. 

You can see it in the countryside.  This is the view from Reyes Etla.
It is a good year, at least around here, with plenty of rain and plenty to do.  Ferias, guelaguetzas, celebrations and lots of food and drink.  The feria de queso y quesillo was a great success in Reyes Etla.  I came home with fresh requeson and some wonderful chipotle flavored hard cheese.
Then, the feria de tamale y tejate in the city.  Another gastronomic cornucopia.  There were so many choices, as women came from San Andres Huayapam, the only place for rosita de cacao, the flower of the cacao, a key ingredient. 
So imagine, maybe forty women offering maybe eight different kinds of tamales, all steaming hot ... and lots of people eating them right up.  I took a container and came home with a dozen.  An equal number of women were offering tejate.  Such a Oaxacan delicacy. 
La diosa of the guelaguetza was there, dancing up a storm.
Another day full of smiles
And still more to come with another desfile on Saturday and the guelaguetza in nearby Etla on Monday.  July... the best.

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