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.
Daynee reflects on how she ended up in Nome. Originally from Bolivia, it was a long journey to school in Washington D.C., and finally to volunteering for KNOM in Nome. “Why Alaska of all places?”
Tara shares a hobby she picked up in her last years of college. Practicing photography continues to motivate her to get out and explore. See some of her favorite shots from Nome so far.
Halfway through her first volunteer year at KNOM, Emily looks back – and offers some hearty encouragement to our 2014-2015 volunteer applicants.
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.”
“The season here is too long, brutal, and depressing to just eek through,” Zach says. “Better is finding a way to revel in cold-weather activities.”
“Alaska has made me tougher in some ways, but it’s also made me realize that there are some things you don’t need to be tough about,” Emily says.
“Small-town living in the Alaskan frontier,” Dayneé says, “is a fine balance between rugged individualism and communal caring… Sooner or later, you have to ask for help.”