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Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

Sand to Stone and Back Again by Nancy Bo Flood

Discover Tony Kuyper’s unforgettable sandstone portraits

February 2, 2016

In my book Sand to Stone and Back Again, Tony Kuyper captured the amazing photos of nature’s artworks. Tony hasn’t stopped photographing landscapes. Here’s a great retrospective of his other…

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Sand in bottles? Andrew Clemens made mind-boggling art

January 28, 2016

Andrew Clemens, an Iowa deaf mute, knew his sands. He collected colored sands (42 in all) from his own state to arrange into bottles forming pictures.  His few surviving artworks…

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A Cowboy’s Prayer extends beyond rodeo

January 26, 2016

On page 12 of Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo, I share a version of “A Cowboy’s Prayer” I heard shared during the Grand Entry of a Navajo rodeo. The…

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Do you remember this water song by The Beatles?

January 21, 2016

In 1966, John Lennon tired of people complaining about the weather. With Paul McCartney, the song Rain was born. See and hear it here, in one of three promotional films…

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Water led Helen Keller to the world of words

January 19, 2016

Imagine not speaking. Not hearing. However, you still learn your first word. You feel it. That’s the power of water. Visit that famous water pump that introduced a new world…

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A whole town made of sandstone?

January 14, 2016

Anyone who ever watched the cartoon The Flintstones knows that everything in the town was made of rock. How about Sandstone, Minnesota? Not quite. However, the town was named after…

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A candy cane you’ll never be able to eat

January 12, 2016

In Sand to Stone and Back Again, I loved sharing my discovery of candy-cane columns. These striped sandstone creations would have been popular in December! Peek at a festive formation found…

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‘The Beast’ moves and changes lives

January 7, 2016

In No-Name Baby, adoption becomes part of the story. In reality, some children face danger before finding new lives in new places. La Bestia, or “The Beast,” is a nickname…

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