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Life in Nome

Posts about general life in Western Alaska

Just drivin' around town. No lanes? No problem. Our trusty truck can handle anything.

Many the Miles

183, to be exact. At least, those are all the miles volunteer Jenn has driven since arriving in Nome—this town with three roads out and no roads in.

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.