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

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Market Day in Etla

Wednesday is market day in nearby Etla.  I guess I consider it to be my market, as I go there all the time and know lots of people there.  I love the place.  It is also one of the go-to places for some of the best cooking classes in the area.  I always see them getting tours of what a real Oaxacan market is all about.  Today is was Alma de mi Tierra and Seasons of the Heart.
Right now, the area where lots of normal market action takes place, is under construction and has been for a few months.  It's a big project that I've been following.  The progress is slow, but sure. The finished part looks great.  It will be wonderful to see in when it's done in a few months.  These guys know their craft.
Anyway, one of the best parts of the market is this line of prepared foods that are offered every single week by the ladies of Etla. 
And I can attest that there is lots of incredibly good food, all homemade and fresh, at ridiculously low prices. 
The rajas tamales I get, are really nice and fat and so good all for about $.50 US .  Hungry yet?

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