Now

What I’m Up To

As suggested here, this is what I’d highlight if I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in a year:

Family

  • Supporting Oliver as he transitions from high school to the day program at Stars for Life. He started there mid-June and has been doing well.
  • Supporting Catherine as she enters her 6th year of living with metastatic breast cancer. She starts a new round of chemotherapy this month, and cycles will continue over the summer.

Paid Work

  • Working remotely with colleagues at Yankee Publishing, primarily on the infrastructure supporting Almanac.com (this is my 23rd year of this partnership). My longtime colleague Lou Eastman has left the company as of the end of June; we’ve worked together for a dozen years as a programmer-designer team.

Unpaid Work

  • Writing posts for my blog as needs and interests dictate; planning toward an upgrade to Drupal 8 shortly.
  • 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.
  • I’ve been appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force on Active Transportation for the City of Charlottetown and we’re having our first meeting in mid-July.
  • Carrying my sketchbook with me almost everywhere I go.

Volunteer Work

  • Serving on the board of directors of Stars for Life, focusing on obtaining long-term, sustainable funding for the organization.
  • Continuing to do what I can to advocate for government support of people with autism and thinking about how non-profit organizations supporting people with autism on Prince Edward Island can better coordinate our services, training, etc.
  • Serving as Vice-Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Active Transportation for the City of Charlottetown.

I last updated this July 15, 2019, and have set myself a reminder to update it monthly from here onward.