“The vast expanse… isn’t what stole my breath away,” Francesca says of the tundra landscape surrounding Nome. “It was the sheer density of the stuff that really amazed me.”
New volunteer Caitlin reflects on being 24 years old — and taking her first plane ride. Ever.
Three weeks in, new volunteer Jenn reflects on this summer of transition and moments of gratitude as Nome becomes home.
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.
Anna Rose shares her thoughts on prospective volunteers. Who are they? What’s their story?
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.…
Anna Rose reflects on feeling a sense of belonging and purpose on coming to Nome and to KNOM. In Alaska, she says, “for the first time in long memory, I feel gravity.”
Tara reflects on her 2013 year in pursuit of KNOM and adventure to Nome.
Twenty-one days. I have been in Nome three weeks and yet I feel as though I have been here much, much longer. I had to continually…
Once upon a time, I arrived in Nome and met the four eleven people who would be my friends and co-workers for the year. When we five…