Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”
As March cruises past us and April quickly approaches I can no longer pretend this isn’t happening: I have less than five months left at KNOM.…
Tara gets an amazing view of the Aurora Borealis, and forgets to put the memory card in her camera. Sometimes it’s just about the experience.
With no team allegiance, Emily and Tara join some Nomeites at a local bar & grill to take part in the Super Bowl watching. Emily realizes how common experiences connect us to those far away.
Snow, ice, and Zumba. Anna Rose learns 10 lessons (oddities?) from her first Nome winter.
Tara shares a hobby she picked up in her last years of college. Practicing photography continues to motivate her to get out and explore. See some of her favorite shots from Nome so far.
Well, we’ve caught up with each other, us volunteers. We’ve been reading aloud our autobiographies to one another, and slowly those stories have begun to merge 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.”