“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.
It’s a rite of passage for rural Alaskans: getting your car stuck in the mud. Tara relates her experience – and finds that getting stuck can have its upsides.
Spring in Nome is unpredictable, bringing occasional sun or long periods of fog and snow. Daynee battles this year’s drab days by being proactive: attending community events and creating colorful sushi out of marshmallow candy. Oh yes.
“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.
We at Chateau Vol Manor have been getting quite crafty these days. While I could say the increasing amounts of light cause us to rethink our…
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.…
Two weeks ago I was lying in bed, flicking around the internet. It was past midnight, and I was highly aware that I was a.) breaking…
Tara gets an amazing view of the Aurora Borealis, and forgets to put the memory card in her camera. Sometimes it’s just about the experience.
With no team allegiance, Emily and Tara join some Nomeites at a local bar & grill to take part in the Super Bowl watching. Emily realizes how common experiences connect us to those far away.
Snow, ice, and Zumba. Anna Rose learns 10 lessons (oddities?) from her first Nome winter.