Uprooting your life, whether to a neighboring state, or internationally, and trusting it’s the right move, is never easy. There’s money to be saved, perhaps for that overpriced U-Haul, or in our case, for a flight to Seoul. There’s goodbyes to be had, some easier than others, even if they are just temporary. Luckily, a few are permanent - I’m sure you have your own list of culprits. We all do.
Even greater than the amount of passion Todorovic has for food is how much he cares about community. He notes that “thriving local businesses” that work together toward a shared goal “are a sign of a strong local economy.” It’s the reason why every dish served at Roosters is prepared with as many fresh, local products as possible, depending on the season and their availability.
When it comes down to it, we believe that giving our youth outlets, allowing them to express their unique skills and interests, will help them to see their home towns as something to embrace — not shut out. With time, we hope that these types of projects, like our Friday and Saturday service outings, will further connect our youth with healthier relationships and give them positive direction.
Often, the lines of support and enablement blur — understandably of course. No one wants to see someone they care for struggling, especially with something as debilitating, and unfortunately stigmatized, as addiction. For those struggling, taking personal responsibility, no matter the amount of pain or self-reflection necessary, is the only way to maintain a path of healing.
In 2016 alone the “Land of The Free,” a nation that represents only 4.4 percent of the world’s population, housed nearly 2.3 million of its citizens in federal, state and private-run detention centers. Out of 323.1 million total Americans, this may seem like a small number, but this statistic lacks proper context. To illustrate what 2.3 million really looks like, imagine if 1 out of every 2 Coloradans were locked away, and we arrive at a rough comparison to our nation’s incarceration rate.