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Glad Tidings

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…

Candid family photo in our Thanksgiving best

Nome for the Holidays

“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.

Last weekend Em and I went sledding on Anvil Mountain

Take that, SAD

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.”

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…