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

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Watching the Olympics in Oaxaca

Watching the Winter Games is pure fun here.  They are on for 18-24 hours a day, as far as I can tell, with very few commercials and, because the Mexican team is so small, the coverage covers everything and everyone relatively equally.  I have not read how well NBC is handling it all in the States, but it's almost pure sports here, no "up close and personal" and no nationalism.  Of course, the Mexican team may be small, but they have created quite a stir with their uniforms.
¡Viva Mexico!


Diane said...

Oh, I love these uniforms! Not specifically for the look, but for the wonderful exuberance and creative unconventionality they represent. In following this up on the internet, I saw the delightfully dashing 'Mariachi' uniform from the 2014 Winter Olympics. Go Mexico!

By the way, I just caught on recently to the fact that you're the guy who did the fabulous 2-part video of the laser light show on the Oaxaca cathedral facade. I've saved that, sent it to almost every friend, and re-watch it periodically myself. The show excites me and moves me tremendously each time, and your video is far and away better than any of the other videos of it, not surprisingly since I see you're a professional videographer. Thank you for doing it and sharing it on You Tube - it's a treasure.

Christopher Stowens said...

Yes, those uniforms are just so perfect. And glad you enjoyed the video. I haven't seen anything here quite like it since. It was a tour de force.