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Rufino Tamayo Day on Google 26 Aug 2013 | 11:25 pm

One click takes you here. Rufino Tamayo, artist, musician, zapoteco, oaxaqueño, the museum which bears his name is a must see here in the city.

It's a mess..... 26 Aug 2013 | 09:52 pm

Think about this.  Imagine if most of the teachers in the entire country went on strike just at the beginning of the school year.  There are lots of threads there and the newspapers are full of storie...

Artists and their art - Christian Thornton 25 Aug 2013 | 10:03 pm

Yesterday we were lucky to attend the opening of an exhibit at CASA in San Agustin Etla, by Christian Thornton, a renown glass artist who has a studio in nearby Etla.  His work is really spectacular a...

Victor 24 Aug 2013 | 02:39 am

Here is one of my oldest friends in Oaxaca, Victor Vasquez Davila who owns Artesanias Teresita, located at Murgia #100B.  He has been selling alebrijes, wooden carvings, for many years.  Although his ...

Artists and their art - Alfonso Castillo Orta and family 19 Aug 2013 | 01:13 am

The family of Alfonso Castillo Orta from Izuca de Matamoros, Puebla is quite famous and their pieces are very highly regarded and valued. Don Alfonso died in 2009, but his large family continues the w...

Oil and Education 17 Aug 2013 | 11:20 pm

Like most countries, Mexico has its persistent problems.  I guess, as with lots of places, the list could be quite long, including poverty, corruption, human rights, the normal nagging and frustrating...

I've just seen a face 15 Aug 2013 | 03:00 am

Going through the photos from the recent guelaguetza in Etla I came across this dancer's face several time each in a different outfit.  Sorry, I don't know her name. Many of the dances were performed...

Taking a break 14 Aug 2013 | 03:47 am

Time to get out of the house.  The sights that are uniquely Oaxacan.  Graffiti on banks. "Whaddya mean?  They copied me, Mel!" An everyday sight here. How about where you are?

Vistas buenas 13 Aug 2013 | 07:38 am

One of the nice aspects of this new place is the view you get from any side.  West Northeast Eastnorth It feels great to be a little higher up the mountains.  I was very near the valley bottom be.....

Still in a whirl 11 Aug 2013 | 08:22 am

Well. it has been one heck of a week.  What can I say?  I am one of those people that needs to have things in their proper places before I can rest and there is always a never-ending list of things to...

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