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.
¡Soy consciente de todas las tradiciones del Internet!
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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Looking for pearls...

Pearls are the tiny bubbles created when mezcal is poured.  Traditionally, as in this nice piece of street art, the mezcal is drawn into a piece of carrizo (bamboo-like grass) and then released as a thin stream into a cup made from a gourd. 
The more and smaller the bubbles, the better.  Mezcal is becoming more and more popular world-wide, so get out there and try it if you haven't already!  Here, making it is an ancient pre-conquest art and we're lucky to get it directly from a family who has been making it for generations.

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