John B. Kachuba

About me

John is the author of seven books and numerous articles and short stories. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities/libraries, and on TV and radio. He teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University, Antioch University Midwest, and is on the Gotham Writers Workshop faculty. His blog is http://themetaphysicaltraveler.blogspot.com

From my website

WE’RE BACK FROM THE DEAD!

Our 2014 Day of the Dead Cultural Tour of Oaxaca, Mexico was a great success. Thirteen people joined me as we celebrated the festival with the native people of Oaxaca. Incredible floral displays, gorgeous altars to the dead in public places and private homes, delicious food, raucous, costumed comparzas (parades)—we…

CELEBRATING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS IN OAXACA

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is celebrated November 1 – 2 in Oaxaca, as it is throughout Mexico and several countries in southern Europe. Honoring the dead begins in Mexico on November 1, All Saints’ Day and continues to All Souls’ Day on November 2, although…

DEATH AND DYING IN OAXACA

While the rituals and traditions surrounding death and dying in Oaxaca, as in the rest of Mexico, are largely drawn from Catholicism, they also incorporate popular rites and customs taken from the indigenous cultures of Mexico. As an example, a popular belief in Oaxaca is that there is something of…

 
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