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Falling into a New Chapter

Fall Tundra in Nome. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM.

As the months dwindle onwards, it’s become clear that summer doesn’t last forever. Whether it’s the mornings lost to darkness, or the tundra’s rusted exterior, fall’s presence is hard to ignore. But the strangest part of the coming season, Tyler observes, is that, for the first time, he’s not in school anymore.

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A Reflection on Reflection

The 2016 volunteers

In this week’s volunteer blog post, Lauren reflects on the joys of old, leaky houses — and, with her fellow volunteers, reflects on a recent retreat weekend near Cape Nome.

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Humbled by Nature

View Outside of Nome

“I never really understood what it meant to be humbled by nature until I came here,” Tyler reflects. Join Davis, Karen, Lauren, and Tyler as they discuss the impact the Western Alaskan environment has had on them.

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Singing Nome’s Praises

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

“If you live in Nome, you always have a song in your head,” Lauren observes. She and volunteers Davis, Karen, and Tyler recall the 2016 folk fest in their latest audioblog episode.

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New Beginnings

Emily, Davis, Tyler, Lauren, Karen, and Mitch

“The feeling getting off the plane, bathed in pre-solstice midnight sun, is most closely relatable to the feeling one has at the peak of a rollercoaster. It’s fear, excitement, elation, and a complete willingness to plunge into the unknown,” Tyler says.

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