The Navajo know not all rains are created equal

December 31, 2015

In 1886, oil painter William Louis Sonntag depicted the Yellowstone River in the Grand Canyon. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

In Water Runs Through This Book, I note that the Navajo separate rains into “male” and “female.”

Guess which kind of rain brings floods and other problems to places like the Grand Canyon?

Sorry, boys!

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...