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New Blog

Hello, followers.  If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re signed up for my email list.  First, thanks!  Second, you’ll have to re-sign up. I transferred TavieCrockett.com to Blogger because I prefer that interface.  However, it was taking days — … Continue reading

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The Ashes

The Ashes is a biannual cricket tournament between England and Australia.  Americans might be familiar with the humorously small trophy awarded to the winner, but you probably had no idea what that trophy is all about.   The answer is … Continue reading

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The Nerd Night that Never Was: Nonprofit Product Development

For the past few weeks, I’ve been humble bragging that I’m going to present at Nerd Night. To update everyone who doesn’t live in Phnom Penh (so, probably, everyone), Nerd Night is almost exactly like Ignite Denver. A few brave … Continue reading

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The Sihanoukville Crime Wave

There’s a group on Facebook just for Sihanoukville expats.  Most of the content is some kind of complaint that starts a huge argument between competing businesses.  Sometimes, someone will praise a restaurant or guesthouse on their food and service, but … Continue reading

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Voluntourism and Getting Banned from DenverPost.com

Maybe a better writer would call this poetic irony.  Last week, I was banned from posting comments on DenverPost.com after I read an article about a company in Colorado that hosts “voluntourist” trips for high school students that a Facebook … Continue reading

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Baby Psychics

It’s a mere 7 weeks until we get to meet the newest addition to the Meier-Verlander house, and my body’s temperature regulation couldn’t be more thrilled.  It’s rainy season in Cambodia right now, which means that nighttime gets a bit … Continue reading

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Election Day

Today is the national election where Cambodians vote for who will run the country for the next four years.  Yes, it’s the one day where each citizen gets their say in a free and fair system. Yeah right. After the … Continue reading

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Seeking the Old World

When my Etsy shop was up and running 2 years ago, there was a go-to strategy for making a sale: make it French.  Etsy buyers love anything that has to do with travel, but Paris has a special, noticeable draw.  … Continue reading

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An Accidental Enlightenment

Right now, I’m in a Phnom Penh hotel, waiting for my boyfriend to return from a business outing.  As he was leaving, I opened up a book I had just purchased, and he said, “I’ve never seen you read before.” … Continue reading

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Third World ER

Where do you go when you’re sick in Cambodia? In Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, there are Bangkok hospitals that give you first world treatment.  In Sihanouk Ville, it’s a bit more precarious. Recently, Lee and I witnessed a pretty … Continue reading

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