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We walk in the Cambodian sun with hundreds of other tourists to wonder and listen and to try to imagine
In eastern Sumba, Indonesia finding water for life can be an unimaginable challenge. A few weeks ago we met villagers whose daily struggle for water included a 3 mile walk and an incredible “rock climb.” To reach water in a sheer-cliff ravine they had to walk at least an hour and then descend about 100 feet down a nearly vertical cliff. At the bottom are 3 small pools of water: one for drinking, one for water for animals and one for washing clothes.
A few weeks ago I met Rahkmat on the island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia. Sumba can be sad Sumba. It was always a fragile island ecosystem, but now the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean currents have made the rains even more erratic than before. Two years ago they had another of their recurring hunger years and we gave food relief. So, it was a joy to meet up with a man who exudes optimism and hope in this place.
A few weeks ago we had a time of vacation at Burt Lake in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.
In Thailand I saw elephants who could paint. This morning I read an article in the BBC site (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18507515) that