Beyond Boundaries · Essays and Tidbits From Nancy Bo Flood

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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Managaha Island, Saipan

Traveling to Saipan

July 6, 2023

I’ve been invited to return to Saipan this July to help teach a special “on site” symposium for educators. I invite you to “come along.”

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Lorinda Martinez

Authors at Our R.E.A.D. in Beauty Bookmobile Launch

June 6, 2023

These four authors will help us celebrate books and the launch of a library on wheels: R.E.A.D. in Beauty Bookmobile in Chinle, Navajo Nation!

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Chinle Planting Hope

Chinle Planting Hope and Read at Home

June 1, 2023

One child  + learning to read + books + magazines to read =  a future  With the collaboration and help of many volunteers and a number of Rotary Clubs in…

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raspberry bush

CREDO, Fermata, Pause

March 14, 2023

The symbol I chose to represent my vision is a fermata. A musical notation that indicates sustain …

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The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent

The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent

March 7, 2023

A look at two books that invite us to talk openly with family, friends, and book clubs about mental health.

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trumpeter swan

Death, a Sacred Mystery

February 21, 2023

For the lone swan, for us, death remains a mystery. An important part of grieving and the journey of healing, is sharing this mystery with the help of others. And to be present for others. Often simply to listen

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