As suggested here, this is what I’d highlight if I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in a year:
- Supporting Oliver as he moves toward the end of public school in June and helping him plan what comes next for him.
- Supporting Catherine as she enters her 5th year of living with metastatic breast cancer.
- Working to make our house more energy efficient, following up from the energy efficiency audit we had done earlier this winter: now that we’ve insulated our attic, next on the list is air sealing for drafts and looking at the possibility of basement insulation.
- Working remotely with colleagues at Yankee Publishing, primarily on the infrastructure supporting Almanac.com (this is my 23rd year of this partnership).
- Writing posts for my blog as needs and interests dictate, and to continuing to explore the possibilities of the IndieWeb and of the fediverse (especially via Nextcloud Social, which I’ve just set up, and which is, right now, just barely working).
- Conducting personal experiments with sensors and data visualization, and mentoring a team of 4th year UPEI students on the development of a citizen sensor network for Charlottetown.
- Honing my trade as a letterpress printer.
- Stretching my skills as a bookbinder.
- Diving ever deeper into the world of fountain pens, focusing on the monthly Pen Night in Charlottetown.
- Carrying my sketchbook with me almost everywhere I go. Which means I have a lot of sketches of the view outside Mad Wok, where I take lunch several times a week.
- Serving on the board of directors of Stars for Life, and continuing to do what I can to advocate for government support of people with autism.
- Entering my last winter as a home and school member.
Planning for the Future
- Thinking about a trip to the west coast to visit my friend Oliver in Portland and my brother and his daughters in California.
- Conjuring plans for marking the 20th anniversary of my company and my blog, both of which were born on May 31, 1999.
I last updated this December 28, 2018, and have set myself a reminder to update it monthly from here onward.