Global Grubbing: Cambodia

ethnic food, dining, Denver
We journeyed to Southeast Asia to tempt our taste buds at Woody’s Wings and Things in Westminster, CO. Yes, you heard that right. Why yes, this place does serve chicken wings and onion wings. Yes, it’s an obscure location in a northern Denver suburb strip mall. Yes, the sign from the street boasts “wings and things” and “Chinese” food. But this place is so much mo...
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People Are Good. I Really Believe That.

When you look around at most of the world, it’s easy to question whether or not humanity has totally become a complete wreck. Our news reminds us of all the tragedies, traumas, and terrors that are happening at every moment and in every corner of the world. But sometimes, all you need to do is walk into a local café in the heart of your city to find out that good people rea...
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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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The Magic of Soup and Dreams

What do soup and dreams have in common? Well, they bring people together! Food is the heart of humanity and a bonding point for most people—and dreams, doesn’t everybody have them? So why not talk about the dreams of what we hope to inspire over a few cups of soups from various cultures!? A brilliant idea from Evan, the creator of Warm Cookies of the Revolution (yes, another...
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The Making of An Awesome Community

Do you really love your neighborhood, your city, and your community? Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. - Anthony J. D'Angelo Next week marks my eight year anniversary for moving to the city of Denver, Colorado. In eight years, I’ve created a community and network for myself here, but not only do I love the people, I love the city as well—and it j...
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Do I Really Have to Ask?

Making a difference, Get out and act!
We’ve all been there. The place when you really need or want something so badly and yet your partner (friend, sibling, parent, boss, co-worker) just isn’t getting it. They aren’t stepping up to the plate and doing what you need them to do. And you think to yourself, DO I REALLY HAVE TO ASK YOU TO DO THIS FOR ME? You should know that I need/want this--shouldn’t you? But wh...
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How to Make New Friends and Meet New People

In a recent study about social connections, most people reported having only two or three people in which they felt close enough to share personal details about their life. That number dropped from decades ago, where the average was closer to four or five, and experts see that number dropping even more in the future. It’s no wonder 3.5 MILLION people are searching online for “...
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Could Your Life Change By Doing Just This One Thing?

I’ve had these instances lately where I’ve realized that life really does happen in the moments. They are silly moments, not moments of greatness, or impact, but just times of random connection. Like being at a 4-way-stop sign and both myself and the other driver trying to wave the other one to go first—and then both of us chuckling at ourselves for wanting the other to go. ...
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What All of Humanity Wants

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since we were on the streets of Bangkok where we walked through Chinatown. It was here that a Thai woman who I spoke with said to me, "What all the world wants is peace." I agree with the wise woman I met that day. Peace is what everybody wants. As soon as the words left her lips, I knew it was a moment I'd remember forever. Here...
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We Have Much to Learn From People Around the World

For as far back as I can remember, I've been intrigued by cultural differences. Everything from what people believe to how we behave in public is influenced by our culture. I volunteer regularly with refugees from Burma, and they encourage us to just walk in the house, don't knock, roam around the house as we need--even help ourselves to stuff in the kitchen. For an American...
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