My first sight upon landing in Nome two years ago was that of a 6’7 man with a Mohawk and a unicorn-Lady Gaga t-shirt. I sported…
Without understanding how, July is nearly over and Zach’s about a month away from leaving KNOM and Nome. With that in mind, he makes a list of things he’d still like to do.
“You have a flower in your hair,” people tell Anna Rose. It’s always the same line stated the same way. It’s not a question or an exclamation or even a signal like telling someone they have a smudge on their face or spinach between their teeth. Just a disaffected statement of what they see.
Volunteer Anna Rose looks to the future, excited, “because after KNOM, I can do anything, and the world is so big and life is so short and I have to choose among the magnificence.”
Summer brings a time of transition for KNOM volunteers as new folks arrive and the current volunteers look on to new adventures. Tara looks back on the year’s experiences with her fellow housemates.
Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?
“Nome can’t shake me yet,” Tara says. Even though she’ll be leaving KNOM after her service year, she’ll be staying in town – to “take a chance” on a unique, and throughly Alaskan, opportunity.
As March cruises past us and April quickly approaches I can no longer pretend this isn’t happening: I have less than five months left at KNOM.…
Tara shares her discovery of a song she finds most inspiring.
Volunteers come to serve KNOM listeners for a year or more from a variety of backgrounds. Some are fresh out of college with a keen interest…