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Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

It’s all right to cry, flamingo

August 18, 2015

Flamingos are one of the few land creatures that can drink salt water and live. That is because they excrete (get rid of) the deadly salt by crying. Flamingos cry…

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An ode to teardrops

August 13, 2015

When Water Weeps Drops Falling From my eyes Flow down my face This is how I say   I care

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Prune People? Raisin Kids? Water protects us

August 11, 2015

The water inside you is salty, like ocean water. And if this water dries up, what a life-less prune-person, raisin-kid, mummy-man you would become!

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Ursula LeGuin

Ursula Le Guin’s take on Atticus and Scout

August 6, 2015

This quote from Ursula K. Le Guin’s review of Go Set a Watchman intrigued me: “Watchman isn’t free of childishness — its author was still pretty young — but its goals…

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Beyond wet dogs: is there water on Pluto?

August 4, 2015

Water runs through countries, continents, and into oceans. Water creates watersheds, communities, that connect us all. We are linked around the globe from beginning to end by water. Now as…

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Water Runs Through This Book

Capturing the look and feel of water, in words and pictures

July 30, 2015

“You are water–at least two-thirds of you. Even your bones! Water in the discs in your backbone give support so you can stand, walk, and run. Your brain is mostly…

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My love letter to water

July 28, 2015

“Water runs through our bodies, brings food and oxygen to our cells, and allows us to breathe, sweat, stand up and move. Then water cleans up, taking away what pollutes…

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Nancy Bo Flood Sonia Mazano

Meeting author Sonia Manzano, ‘Maria’ from Sesame Street

July 24, 2015

A shining star session at ILA (International Literacy Association) was Sunday’s review of the Notable Books for a Global Society—for two reasons. One was an especially delightful surprise; the second…

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