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:
- Oliver’s Stars for Life day program has been slowing migrating back to the Stars for Life house, although he’s still spending some time working out of our house.
- I found a new frontier in the den of our house, a set of cupboard filled with things of Catherine’s that I need to go through.
- For the first time ever I’m using Facebook actively, but only for the “Widow We Do Now? Widow Wives Club” support group, which I’ve found very helpful. Last week I appeared as a guest on the Widow We Do Now? podcast, on an episode that should air in April.
- Working remotely with colleagues at Yankee Publishing, primarily on the infrastructure supporting Almanac.com and FamilyTreeMagazine.com (this is my 25th year of this partnership).
- Activity in the online shop for my letterpress works, Queen Square Press, has died down after Christmas, both on the production side and the sales side. Prepping for Season 2.
- The chronicle of Catherine’s years living with cancer, Using Her Marbles, continues to sell in reliable dribs and drabs at The Bookmark.
- Writing posts for my blog as needs and interests dictate.
- Honing my trade as a letterpress printer.
- I’ve reanimated my interest in bookbinding, and have been creating new books and book-like things.
- Diving ever deeper into the world of fountain pens, focusing on the monthly Pen Night in Charlottetown.
- Serving on the board of directors of Stars for Life, focusing on obtaining long-term, sustainable funding for the organization.
- Serving on the Mayor’s Task Force on Active Transportation for the City of Charlottetown; acting as co-chair and the liaison to the Parks & Recreation department.
I last updated this April 1, 2021, and have set myself a reminder to update it monthly from here onward.