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Life in Nome

Posts about general life in Western Alaska

The Incident of the Perplexing Nutmeg of Nineteen Eighty-One.

Say ‘Yes’

After an eventful day of service at Nome’s Food Bank, Jenn understands why volunteers are advised to respond in the affirmative when opportunities arise.

The author and her trusted sidekick: iPhone

Searching for Service

Living in Alaska without a cellphone is a paradigm shift, newly-arrived volunteer Caitlin says. “I started to experience things fuller. I went out with nothing in my hands to distract me.”

Francesca and Jenn at the Last Train to Nowhere

A Place at the Table

With all the newbies now arrived at KNOM, volunteer Jenn explains what they’ve been up to around town: from family dinners to exploring the Last Train to Nowhere.

Walkway to Salmon Lake

What Is Time?

Her volunteer year has “gone so many places I can’t recount them all,” Tara says. “Every day has been an adventure… suddenly, I’m on the other side: transformed, changed.”

All in a day's work

Summer Fun

Volunteer Tara shares a few summertime adventures: setting a gill net, picking blueberries, and relishing long days by a beach bonfire.