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

Friday, March 31, 2017


It is fiesta week in nearby Etla so there are rides set up in all the open areas surrounding the market.  I was there on market day and found myself following these folks as we walked down, normally crowded, but strangely empty paths through the rides. 
Such a perfect shot of the lady laden with her full bags and balancing the rest on her head.
And so normal to see these two little kids out on their own exploring.
As I followed the woman and headed back to my car, I saw this woman jump out of a mototaxi with bags full of beautiful fresh squash blossoms.  So many.....
I imagined her harvesting the just hours ago...


Bill Davis said...

I can't wait to return to Oaxaca, especially after following your blog for a year and seeing all of your wonderful photos! I will be there in mid September for two months. ¡Can not wait! I am particularly looking forward to ¡Día Los Muertos! Would love to move to Oaxaca!
Thanks for all the posts, ¡they are great!

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias.... Oaxaca awaits your return. But be forewarned.... Muertos will forever change you.... for the better.