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

The hereafter re me

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

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Pluses and minuses of gardening

There have been some wonderful rains and everything is exploding with growth.
I have my first successful hand of plantains and wow, something I had not experienced before, eating a fresh sweet plantain right off the tree, surprisingly sweet and tasty.
On the minus side, there lots of cacti and agave in the garden, all with serious spikes and spines.  I am used to bleeding every time I work on the agave and getting thorns in my hands.  However, every now and then, one gets in so deep, it simply will not come out.  I have had a couple in my thumb for several days.  They hurt.  I know that after a while the body pushes them out or else, encapsulates them inside, choosing to hold onto it.  So, after harvesting the plantains and feeling that nagging sharp pain I had been feeling for the last few days, voila, look what finally worked its way out. 
I couldn't believe it.  The thing was invisible under the skin, it was in that deep.  Ahhhh...

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