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.”
It’s Christmas time: a special time of the year when we remember those who have lost battles to cancer, celebrate the lives of our survivors, and…
‘Tis the season for holly jolly and merry-making, for snowmen and skating and Santa. It would be untrue for me to say I don’t miss being…
“What Nome lacks in decoration,” Emily says, “it makes up for in spirit.” She, and all our volunteers, thank the many people who are making this holiday season special.
It’s a dark, cold season in Alaska, but Tara says there are lots of ways to keep cheery: from Latin dance classes and yoga to multivitamins and time with the “sunbox.”
I talk to my parents every week, which is way more often than I did in college. When I was in school, my parents basically knew…