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May 27th 2014

According to the latest data, between 800 and 900 million people are without access to good water in the world. Reliable sources like indicate that;

- every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water- related illness
- women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
- 3.4 million people die each year from a water-related disease (almost the entire city of Los Angeles)
- Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every 4 hours

May 27th 2014

There is so much beauty in using public transportation. It puts you in contexts that you would not have discovered had you taken the usual taxi or driven a car. I have spent the last few weeks in Phoenix AZ a huge city, the 5th in the country I was told.Highways, freeways, and loops, crisscross the whole valley in a fascinating grid of almost perfect symmetry. It is a mandala of gigantic proportions that makes you think twice before planning a trip from one part of the megalopolis to another.