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 settles into the day program at Stars for Life, and audits a digital literacy course this fall at the University of PEI.
  • Cycling with Oliver around Charlottetown; we’ve replaced our weekly drive to the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market with a bicycle ride.
  • Supporting Catherine as she enters her 6th year of living with metastatic breast cancer.

Paid Work

  • Working remotely with colleagues at Yankee Publishing, primarily on the infrastructure supporting Almanac.com (this is my 23rd year of this partnership).

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.
  • 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; acting as co-chair and the liaison to the Parks & Recreation department.
  • Carrying my sketchbook with me almost everywhere I go (though not quite as often these days).

Volunteer Work

  • Serving on the board of directors of Stars for Life, focusing on obtaining long-term, sustainable funding for the organization. I’ve recently joined the newly-formed HR committee.
  • 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.

I last updated this October 7, 2019, and have set myself a reminder to update it monthly from here onward.