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

Monday, September 4, 2017

Septiembre - Mes de la Patria

Lots of people may think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, but really it occurs in September, on the 16th, a week from Saturday.  So the zocalo is already decked out for the occasion. This is a copy of the mural in the Governor's Palace on this tent.
And from the other side...
And, as always, people are ready to celebrate and show their pride.
However, speaking of the the Governor's Palace, the Triquis from San Juan Copala are still there, after being being displaced by the government.
"Here, my house, my work, my life, since being forcibly displaced by the state para-military 2010-2017."

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