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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Oaxaca shines....

The sun was out today with clear skies for the first time in what seems like weeks.  Obviously, it brightens one's perspective.  Even after all the rains, the hurricanes, the earthquakes, remember this is Oaxaca we are talking about.  People are organized and resilient.  There are many stations set up to receive goods to be sent to the hardest hit area.  Tens of thousands of oaxaquenos are volunteering in various ways.  Cleanup and rebuilding is underway.  More importantly, life continues.  The strength, the sense of community, people pulling and working together... well, I'm sure that's the case in the many places undergoing horrible natural disasters... all of these qualities are so strong and prevalent in Oaxaca.  So not to worry.  Come for the culture or the beaches or the fiestas or the food or for the magic this place has in abundance.  And while you're here, make yourself some nice sopa de guias because soup is always good for the soul....
 Made with everything you see here.
So tasty and healthy!

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