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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Not in Kansas anymore....

After a long and arduous flight from Oaxaca, theses lilies of the valley greeted me and their fragrance, such a sweet and powerful perfume, let me know I was home.  If you've never smelled them, well, they really are the stuff of the most expensive perfumes... and I have an ocean of them in my New England garden. 
The garden has to fend for itself most of the time and the ground covers and hostas do quite well.  That's Solomon Seal, a plant from colonial times. 
As for the flight, which was delayed a week because of the airport closing, it went reasonably well.  However, all the paperwork and online filings I had to print out..... nobody asked for anything except for my covid test in Oaxaca.  On the US side of things.... nada.  No one checked a thing. 
Ah, well... New England in Spring with everything so green and lush after leaving the long Oaxacan dry season, sublime... and a little cool, which feels great.

Monday, May 3, 2021

They work hard for the money....

It sounds like a war zone there, with cojetes (firecracker/rockets) going off like crazy.  Ah yes... It's el día de la Santa Cruz, the day the celebrates workers (and practical jokes).   And here's one of our hard working locals and one of my favorite characters.  His tire repair service is just down the road and whenever I have a flat, he repairs it in minutes, always with a smile... all for $2.50 US.  ¡Feliz día de la Santa Cruz!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

End of the line...

Someone recently asked me if there was any vaccine hesitancy here... well, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Friday was the day and folks lined up for hours to get their second shots.  And I was right there with them. 
¡Viva San Pablo Etla!  Ahhh... So this is the feeling that everyone has been talking about.