The Day of the Dead Celebrations (Dia de los Muertos)

Day of the Dead Celebrations
Holidays, cultures, and traditions from around the world are something that truly intrigues me. I’m fascinated by how much our small families and communities as well as our larger culture and country influence who we are as people and how we live our lives. When I notice an event around a holiday or tradition from another culture, I love to attend and learn more about wh...
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Conversation, Community, and Chai for Nepal

It’s hard to believe in the heart of a small town like Golden, Colorado you have a gem like the Sherpa House. A cultural center fully adorned with a wishing wheel, dieties, and delicious food from the Himalayas. On Monday night, over 45 people gathered together to raise awareness about human trafficking, to learn more about a country in Asia, and meet a few people who are do...
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A Little Taste of Ethiopia in My Own Backyard

Ethnic Dining, Global Cuisine
Prior to this week, my only experience of Ethiopian food consisted of spicy lentil soup and injera, both of which I thought to be quite tasty and left me wanting more. Yet, I was intimated by a true “Ethiopian style” dinner, after all, rumor had it, these places make you eat with your hands! I’ve long been curious about the Ethiopian Restaurant that sits along Colfax Avenue....
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A Sweet Tradition for the Fall

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
I find that the older I get, the more I love having traditions. Traditions are the things that make each season, holiday, or milestone actually feel like something special to me. It's in these traditions that will later adds moments of nostalgia as we look back with those seemingly longing eyes and think, "Where has the time gone?" and reminisce about those remember whens. O...
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Smiling, Dining, Cooking–Nepali Style

Global Grubbing, Ethnic Dining, Cooking School, Denver
It was by chance that I met Sujita. I had stopped in the mall to get my eyebrows threaded (a technique mainly used by woman in Asia and the Middle East), an alternative to waxing that I started doing just earlier this year. When I first went into the salon to get threaded, I realized it was all woman from around the world who were doing this service, so that intrigued me more a...
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An Ethiopian Adventure Starting in the Middle of City Park

Ethiopian Adventure in City Park. Denver, CO
This post was written by my friend and fellow global citizen and diversity-lover, Erin Daly. I'm excited to share her story here on the blog.  It was your normal, average summer morning at City Park in Denver. I was scheduled to meet a friend, Ashley, and her daughter, so our girls could play together while we caught up with what was happening in our lives. It was a quiet...
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Let’s Work Together to Eradicate Childhood Hunger

I’ve always loved to cook and feed people, it's a part of who I am. So, it’s no surprise that I love cooking and baking for my son, Rawley. Watching his taste develop over the last year has been a fun part of parenting for me. I’ve spent many hours on Pinterest searching for new recipes, freezable foods, and healthy meals. Figuring out what things he really likes (muffins, salm...
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Global Grubbing – A Journey to Venezuela through Food

Dining on Venezuelan food with Global Grubbing
Last night we had our first Global Grubbing experience at Elote’s Café in Golden, Colorado. We had a smaller, intimate group, and it was a perfect start to a blossoming idea. The owner, Luis, was at the restaurant when we arrived and he greeted us and shared about the Latin American specials they had prepared that day. Each month they integrate different specials into th...
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The Brokenness of Our Boys

Brokenness of Boys, Mass murders, Violence, Society of men,
This topic has been stirring within me for sometime now. Perhaps it’s because I am now responsible for raising a boy. Perhaps it’s due to my awareness of what’s happening with men. But mostly it’s due to a sense of sadness that something is irretrievably broken within our society of men. The latest mass murder sent an upheaval to the topic for me, bringing it to the forefront o...
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Frankly, I’m actually embarrassed by this…

Consumerism, E
I know I am one of the lucky ones. I have a roof over my head. We’ve got food in our refrigerator (often more than we ever finish eating), and my closet has clothes that rotate with the seasons. That makes me (and likely you) better off than 83% of the WORLD’S POPULATION, a staggering number that we can easily forget about when we have access to so many “things.” But frankly...
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