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

Friday, December 20, 2019

Baby, it's cold outside....

Yes, it gets cold here.  It was in the forties last night and with no heat in the house, it felt really cold.  Houses made of cement hold the chill and none of them are air tight, so the wind adds to the fun.  My bedroom and bath were in the mid fifties!  Brrrr....
I'm not sure what indigenous language the top is, but the Spanish translates, "The only thing I ask for at Christmas is not to be cold."  Amen to that.
Time to set up my flower pot space heaters powered by votive candles, which actually work.


Maxine said...

Tell us about your flower pot space heaters. Somehow I don't understand...

Bev in Connecticut said...

I also would like to hear more about this heater
You "got out of Dodge" just in time! 5* here yesterday morning. Today we are having a heatwave-12*. Don't think votive candles can help us!
our driveway is a sold sheet of ice about 3/4 " thick.Supposedly going up to 40* on Christmas
Merry Christmas Chris

Christopher Stowens said...

Go to Youtube and do a search for "flower pot space heater" and voila, many vids. Of course, one says they will kill you or burn down your house, but I put the candles in small glasses made for votives. My floors are ceramic tile and the house is cement. I keep them away from most everything. They work for me. I do have a small electric space heater, but I hate the idea of running it for very long. So the pots are a decent source of warmth.