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Frontier Individualism

Teller Road screenshot

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 “the last outpost, Babylon on the Bering, famously dissolute, said to be home to the desperate, the disillusioned, the hollow-eyed, the surrendered, the exiles, the castaways, the cutthroats, the…

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Once Upon a Time to Happy Thereafter

Once upon a time, I arrived in Nome and met the four eleven people who would be my friends and co-workers for the year. When we five volunteers rode back to the house, Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” played all the way through. We drove around the town, and the reality that these were my roomies…

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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 today. I’m flying out in two weeks, which makes this my last blog post. Time to say goodbye. When I think over my year there’s no real way to…

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Reflections…

As you probably can tell from many recent volunteer blogs, we are in reflection time. It’s about halfway through our year volunteering at KNOM, which I think is a natural point to review where we’ve been and where we see ourselves going, both here in Nome as well as in the years to come. Quite…

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Wait, I’m a reporter in Subarctic Alaska?

As of February 27, I have been in Alaska for six months and ten days. I’m more than halfway through my first term of service so I thought it was a good time to write a reflective blog post, to consider my experience so far, how I have grown, how being a KNOM volunteer has…

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