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Many the Miles

Just drivin' around town. No lanes? No problem. Our trusty truck can handle anything.

183, to be exact. At least, those are all the miles volunteer Jenn has driven since arriving in Nome—this town with three roads out and no roads in.

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‘Tis the Season

‘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 home for the holidays- making cookies with family, driving around to see homes decked out in full Christmas attire, seeing friends home from various adventures. What I do not…

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From Marble City to a Gold Rush Town.

When my friend Jason traveled from Knoxville to Nome the other week, he seemed to bring a few suitcases full of that warm Southeastern sunshine with him. The evening he arrived was the first of about a week of snow melting, come-out-and-play kind of weather. And what does one do after spending an Alaskan winter…

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Together in Faith

Last week was the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, when Christians from all denominations agree to put aside their differences and recognize that we worship the same God. It’s a step that I appreciate personally, as God is big enough to encompass different ways of living and practicing faith. So when the Nome Ministerial…

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Daily Quote: Counting Blessings

When we count our many blessings; it isn’t hard to see that life’s most valuable treasures are the treasures that are free. For it isn’t what we own or buy that signifies our wealth. It’s the special gifts that have no price; our family, friends and health.

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Openings in the heavens

An inspirational spot from the Year-End 2012 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in the heavens where the love of our departed ones peer through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy. – inspired by an Eskimo legend

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How Early is Too Early?

We’re nearing the time in Western Alaska when the deepest darkness is upon us, but for me, it feels very similar to all the other days. Yes, the sun takes longer to rise each morning – today, for instance, it will rise at 11 AM and set at 4 PM – but since I’m in…

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Outsiders in Nome.

It was a strange feeling being in the shoes of the person who acts as a tour guide of Nome.  After all, it wasn’t that long ago that former volunteer, Matt, was walking me down the streets of Nome showing me the Subway, post office, and Nome’s unofficial mascot, Velvet Eyes the pet reindeer.   …

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