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

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Festival de los Moles - 2019 Edition

Where to start?  And how could I possibly savor the over twenty moles offered in yesterday's Festival de los Moles held, once again, in the Botanical Gardens?
We've been to this gastronomic event every year and learned, simply, you can't try them all, not even close. The best approach is to take small spoonfuls of a few to get started and then, for the next round, listen to people as to what they are raving about and try those.... and that just about does it. 
There were just too many to ever sample them all.
Then live vicariously by shooting other peoples laden plates of deliciousness.  It was almost as good as eating.... almost.
Like this amazing mole amarillo with lobster.
Everything looked so good, but I was very nicely sated.
You can see it was easy to get carried away.  My mother always said, "Your eyes are bigger than you stomach."
And these friends from Teotitlan del Valle who made thousands of tortillas for the festival and have for the last five years.
Of course, there's always room for nieves!
Another wonderful gastronomic experience! ¡Viva Oaxaca!

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