S*@# happens

Meet Mr. Toilet | Jessica Yu from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

By Arnold R. Grahl, Rotary Editorial Staff

Jack Sim is not afraid to say the “s” word.

The founder of the World Toilet Organization shared how he was approached by a Rotarian after his presentation at the World Water Summit Friday. A teacher, the woman said she would love to use his video “Meet Mr. Toilet” in her classroom, but she would have to edit out some of the language. To Sim, that’s the heart of the problem with sanitation. It’s an uncomfortable subject for many. Continue reading

Welcome to Lisbon

Tagus river, Lisbon, Portugal

Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal

By Arnold R. Grahl, Rotary Editorial Staff

As I watch a vessel leave a wake across the Tagus River from my hotel room in the Amoreiras neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal, the early morning sun is washing over the terracotta roofs and palm trees are swaying slightly in the light breeze. Continue reading