Recently arrived in Nome, new volunteer Laura learns to navigate between the normal and the surreal.
Caitlin spends one weekend being shown around Anchorage, and then shows her friends around Nome the next.
Jenn shares photos from her recent weekend with Caitlin in Anchorage and Talkeetna.
Courtney finds herself less and less prone to take pictures as Nome feels more like home, and photo-worthy moments become the stuff of everyday life.
“I do not wander because I’m a fearless adventurer,” Kristin says. “I wander because I am lucky enough to have love that can sustain over time and distance.”
Francesca reflects on what it means to be a community reporter, and the professional imperative to “do no harm.”
Summer fun and plenty of important conversations are making for a busy, heavy, beautiful June.
“It was the last time the 2014-2015 volunteers would be alone in the house,” Caitlin realizes.
Nine months in, Courtney talks about how she tries to convey her day-to-day life in Nome to her family elsewhere.
Kristin remembers her first Google impressions of Nome and reflects on how this town continually surprises her.