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Blog Action Day



Today is Blog Action Day. This year's topic is water and the aim is to encourage bloggers from around the world to raise awareness about clean water by posting something about it. I posted a Blog Action Day badge in my right hand column several weeks back. I hope you guys have been clicking on it.

Many of us take clean water for granted. It comes out of our taps and we drink it and out of our shower heads and we bathe in it. Most of us clean our clothes in washing machines and our dishes in dishwashers. And, wonder of wonders, we flush our toilet and the little piece of work we deposited there disappears.



Here's a few things you may not have known about water:

Unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet.

Every day women and children in Africa walk a combined 109 million hours to get water.

It takes 6.3 gallons of water to produce just one hamburger.

The average American uses 159 gallons of water every day - more than 15 times the average person in the developing world.

If you want to learn more about this initiative, go to Blog Action Day.

In the interim take a listen to this very appropriate classic from the Sons Of The Pioneers. These guys were way ahead of their time when it came to cool, clear water. They wrote the song in 1936! This is what country music used to be about...




All Day I Face The Barren Waste
Without The Taste Of Water, Cool Water
Old Dan And I With Throats Burned Dry
And Souls That Cry For Water, Cool, Clear, Water.

Chorus:
Keep A-Movin' Dan Don't Ya Listen To Him Dan
He's A Devil Of A Man And He Spreads The Burning Sand With Water
Dan Can You See That Big Green Tree
Where The Water's Running Free
And It's Waiting There For You And Me?

The Nights Are Cool And I'm A Fool
Each Star's A Pool Of Water, Cool Water
But With The Dawn I'll Wake And Yawn
And Carry On To Water, Cool, Clear, Water

Chorus:
Keep A-Movin' Dan Don't Ya Listen To Him Dan
He's A Devil Of A Man And He Spreads The Burning Sand With Water
Dan Can You See That Big Green Tree
Where The Water's Running Free
And It's Waiting There For You And Me?

The Shadows Sway And Seem To Say
Tonight We Pray For Water, Cool, Water
And Way Up There He'll Hear Our Prayer
And Show Us Where There's Water, Cool, Clear, Water

Chorus:
Keep A-Movin' Dan Don't Ya Listen To Him Dan
He's A Devil Of A Man And He Spreads The Burning Sand With Water
Dan Can You See That Big Green Tree
Where The Water's Running Free
And It's Waiting There For You And Me?

Dan's Feet Are Sore He's Yearning For
Just One Thing More Than Water, Cool, Water
Like Me I Guess He'd Like To Rest
Where There's No Quest For Water, Cool, Clear, Water

Chorus:
Keep A-Movin' Dan Don't Ya Listen To Him Dan
He's A Devil Of A Man And He Spreads The Burning Sand With Water
Dan Can You See That Big Green Tree
Where The Water's Running Free
And It's Waiting There For You And Me?

Comments

Sue said…
Hi I don't know if you've read Dr Emoto's books about water but they're fantastic. All about what water can teach you with fantastic images of snow crystals. Keep up the good work.
Boom Boom Larew said…
Water is the one thing we can't live without... and yet we waste so much of it. Love the classic music... remember it from my childhood days watching all those cowboy shows on the old black & white television with the tiny screen.
nonamedufus said…
Sue: Thanks for visiting and your comment. Dr. Emoto sounds like he's worth a look.
nonamedufus said…
Boom-Boom: You're so right. I remember those tiny b&w TVs and those tiny cowboys too.
Quirkyloon said…
"...we flush our toilet and the little piece of work we deposited there disappears."

Little piece of work? HA!

*grin*

Actually, this is a very thoughtful and informative post. Sometimes I think about ALL the things I take for granted: it's overwhelming!

Go! Go! H2O!
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: Yeah, I figure 1 day out of 365 we can forget the funny. The lack of clean drinking water is such a serious global problem. It exists here in Canada on some native reserves.
injaynesworld said…
I signed the petition and Tweeted it. Good cause, my friend. I read where the next great wars will be fought over water and not oil. Scary stuff.
brookeamanda said…
Great, now I feel guilty about not fixing the leaky faucet in my bathroom!
nonamedufus said…
Jayne: Well done, Jayne. It's a precious resource to be sure. Some Canadians are up in arms at the thought of exporting it to the U.S.!
nonamedufus said…
brookeamanda: Ah-ha! That was you!
Linda Medrano said…
In California, I think we spend half our lives under water rationing. I've quit showering and we still use more than we should.
nonamedufus said…
Linda: You know showering saves more water than having a bath. True.

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