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

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Constant comfort.....

I'm sensing a pattern here.  I know that elsewhere, it is very hot, but this is very typical for Oaxacan weather.  Comfortable temperatures and late afternoon rains, which can be intense.  Often after the rains, it clears and we're back into the comfort zone for a sleeping.

Friday, August 6, 2021

You can leave your hat on....

Just seeing these wonderfully colorful chapeaus, kinda makes me wish I was a hat guy.  Alas, I'm not stylin' enuf or able to pull these off like Bruno Mars could. Still, very tempting...... but no, I don't need to have folks sayin, "Is that Bruno's abuelito?"  I get the hairy eyeball enough, know what I mean?
All just adds to the visual beauty and complexities of Oaxaca.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Seeing red....

It seemed inevitable and, as of yesterday, Oaxaca is back in rojo due to increases in covid cases.  What this means in terms of restrictions and cancellations remains to be seen, but it sure looks like schools, which are due to open in just over a week, will remain closed, like many other things.  Maybe strict mask protocols will be enforced, especially for all the tourists, who are the worst offenders.  No matter what, it looks like this street art is prescient in predicting this fall's harvest. 
Back to red, but really, Back to Black, which is just so sad.