Beyond Boundaries · Essays and Tidbits From Nancy Bo Flood

Sharing our Northern Marianas Islands Connections

August 22, 2023

“The ocean does not divide us, it connects us.”

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International Indigenous Peoples Day

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9, 2023

On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared August 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. In honor of the occasion, I share a poem published…

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A Favorite Poem

August 8, 2023

Pause a moment. Remember a favorite poem. Let it roll around in your mouth, tickle your heart. Let me lend you one of mine.

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Mother and child

Upon leaving, saying farewell to friends

July 27, 2023

“In the end all we have are stories.
Stories are what we are,
What we become.”

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Saipan Farewell

Saipan Farewell

July 25, 2023

What a gift to journey back to Saipan, to be surrounded again by the sea, to explore the hidden histories in its caves.

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Saipan flora

Flora and Fauna of Saipan

July 22, 2023

The beautiful flora and fauna of Saipan

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Three flags Saipan

Waka Poem honoring Suicide Cliff

July 21, 2023

Waka poem written by the Japanese Empress during her visit to Saipan, 2005.

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Carolinian dancer

Carolinian Dancers of Saipan

July 19, 2023

Carolinian dancers of Saipan. New member of the dance group needs a skirt!

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Catamaran classroom

In Saipan, Our Classroom

July 15, 2023

In Saipan, our classroom is the sea, the island, the stories …

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Saipan sunrise

From Saipan, a Glorious Sunrise

July 13, 2023

The word is the skin of our living thought.

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Warriors in the Crossfire

Saipan, a Pacific Island of History and Stories

July 12, 2023

Saipan is the setting of my book, Warriors in the Crossfire, World War II, Pacific Arena, a place and time full of history. I never intended to write this novel…

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Nancy Bo Flood and Anna Yamada

The Gift of Old Friends

July 7, 2023

The gift of being with old friends, Anna Yamada, special education teacher on Saipan for over 30 years.

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