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There is an allure about Cambodia that is difficult to articulate. This country has suffered the ravages of war. But rather than dwelling on all that was broken, Cambodia has moved on and is embracing change and challenge with vigor and optimism.
I was searching for a job to get back into the retail industry when I came across a post from Habitat Buffalo. I was excited because I knew this was a golden opportunity to use my professional skills while contributing to a mission that was much greater than me.
The first, most significant challenge was that our national office in Santiago had also been affected by the earthquake. Thankfully, we had the capacity to return to work in three days.
Since its debut in 1995, my comic strip Stone Soup has grown from 25 newspapers in the U.S. to 250 around the world. When I started the strip, I was a working mother looking for a way to support her kids from home.
In the first issue of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds for the state of Washington, Tacoma rated first and unincorporated Pierce County rated second for number of foreclosures per capita.
“Whooshing up” is a term detailed in the new book All Things Shining by philosophers Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. It refers to the welling up of emotion, the extreme highs and intense sense of well-being that can occur at, say, a sporting event.
In 2006, I hunched in the front seat of a small but hardworking Soviet-era antique rattling its way up a hill in the city of Khujand. As we passed unfinished block apartments, I caught glimpses of people squatting in spaces that can only be described as concrete caves.