Kristin falls on the ice and sees the Northern Lights, an eventful week that makes her ponder the place she lives.
“It’s inevitable that during this volunteer experience we grow into new versions of ourselves,” Caitlin says.
“What is this year going to mean?” volunteer Jenn asks. “Who are we going to be next year when the days start to grow longer again, when the icy, liquid-metal sea melts back to blue?”
Francesca reflects on the beauty — and brevity — of fall in Western Alaska.
While dealing with a recent loss, volunteer Kristin reflects on what it means to be home.
Francesca reflects on the “small acts of courage” displayed by KNOM volunteers as they adapt to life in Nome.
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.
Upon his departure, Zach reflects on how a year in Alaska has changed (and surprised) him: “No part of me expected to like it so much, to be cajoled into new ways of thinking.”
Volunteer Tara shares a few summertime adventures: setting a gill net, picking blueberries, and relishing long days by a beach bonfire.
Reflecting on her years of service at KNOM as a volunteer, Dayneé writes a letter to… you!