I’m Keely, or at least I am most of the time. Sometimes I am called Ms. O, and that’s pretty cool too. I grew up on the coast of Maine, and then took off over the horizon for adventures when I figured I was grown-up enough.
I am still having those adventures, and I still zoom off toward the horizon on tangents that no one was expecting (like a few years ago, when I was suddenly living in the middle of nowhere in the middle of an arctic winter). This isn’t a travel journal or a teacher’s story. It’s not about good food or life in Alaska. This is my Keely story, and I write it here because I want people (especially people I love) to love what I love: kids, art, the coast of Maine, making good things from the ground up, playing outside, and, increasingly, the far north.