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:
- Supporting Oliver as he settles into the day program at Stars for Life, and prepared to audit a philosophy course this winter at the University of PEI, starting in January.
- Sad that the weather means that Oliver and I have had to put our bicycles aside for the season; it’s been a lovely summer and fall of cycling together, and I miss it a lot.
- Supporting Catherine as she enters her 6th year of living with metastatic breast cancer.
- 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.
- 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.
- Focusing my research efforts on matters related to the shift of public servant commuting from automobile to active transportation.
- Carrying my sketchbook with me almost everywhere I go (though not quite as often these days).
- 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 December 2, 2019, and have set myself a reminder to update it monthly from here onward.