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Posts by Joshua Cunningham

Final Currents.

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon Like a dream I’m living in Baby love me cause I’m playing on the radio How do you like me now? Radio – Lana Del Rey I have already written this blog one hundred times over in my mind. Many nights have been spent crafting what it was…

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Dear Cher – It’s me, Josh.

Sometimes when you can’t get your thoughts together and you’re walking a hazy emotional path it can do you a world of good to reach out to a close friend.  On this blog I share with you a transcript of a letter that I recently sent to my dear friend, Cher.  Who better to be…

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Do You Hear What I Hair?

I have this idea that your hair says a lot about you. Some people in this life read tea leaves or the stars. I read hairstyles. Granted, this gift isn’t particularly useful for deciphering your future. But your hairstyle says a lot about where you are right now. Perhaps you’re reading this and saying, “Josh!…

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CreaAKtive Moments.

  If you had asked me to list out a few adjectives concerning my traits before I embarked on my journey of service, the word “creative” would not have been on the list. Almost three years later and I feel that this characteristic is not only my most marketable skill but also the one that…

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From Marble City to a Gold Rush Town.

When my friend Jason traveled from Knoxville to Nome the other week, he seemed to bring a few suitcases full of that warm Southeastern sunshine with him. The evening he arrived was the first of about a week of snow melting, come-out-and-play kind of weather. And what does one do after spending an Alaskan winter…

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Parental Advisory.

My parents don’t travel very much so when they told me just a few short months ago that they were coming to visit me in Nome, I was pretty blown away.  In my past three years of service my mom and dad have only had a couple of opportunities to peek inside my day to…

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A Warm Hello.

Bethel is known for its taxi services.  In fact, the city is estimated to have one cab for every 84 individuals. Yet I stood in the blowing snow on Thursday morning outside of the Bethel airport and could not for the life of me figure out how the Taxi system worked in Bethel.  Despite my…

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Unicorns.

By the time I get around to publishing this post, our humble Volunteer Blog should be filling with musings, photos, and excitement concerning Iditarod.  While it’s true that this sled dog race has, for good reason, consumed our lives as we each play integral parts in reporting the race, I believe it is important to…

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At Worst.

At my best, I am a strong-willed confident individual who has been trained to fight wildfires, hike through streams, crawl alone through culverts and pipes as I machete through vines and branches, and keep my cool working in some of the most crowded, hot, and rude places one can imagine. At my worst, I am…

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A Cheechako’s Guide To Looking Cool.

Milan, New York, Paris, Nome – all capitals of fashion in the consumer driven world we live in.  With Nome’s meager population soon about to burst with tourists and photographers from all over the world who will be attending Iditarod, I thought I’d use my blog power to prepare any of you who might not…

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