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The bounty bestowed upon the volunteers from a generous friend's freezer.

Subsistence Mooching

We volunteers have been lucky with meat. We’ve been given moose, caribou, salmon, halibut, and soups bulked up with reindeer sausage. So far, it has been…

Teller Road screenshot

Frontier Individualism

Yesterday, Zach came across an article by Gene Weingarten from the May 1, 2005 edition of the Washington Post Magazine in which Weingarten describes Nome as…

Summertime run with a sled dog team

States of Exception

I had a great weekend. Which was much needed, because I’d had a hard week. Our blog posts represent, in many ways, states of exception. I…

Gold mining dredge near Nome, Alaska

Close(r) To The Land

Up until now, I’ve never lived for any significant chunk of time anywhere that wasn’t a city. Boston, New York, New Haven, Istanbul, Prague, anywhere I’ve…

Reflections

The time of transition has arrived. One of our dear volunteers, Josh, has ventured forth finishing his year of service at KNOM and moving on to…

Framily

It’s a time of transition at KNOM. Emily, the newest volunteer to join the league of Western Alaskan awesomeness, arrived last week. Josh is flying out…