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 gets used to the day program at Stars for Life, and prepares to audit a digital literacy course this fall at the University of PEI.
  • Starting to bicycle with Oliver around Charlottetown with his newly-acquired three-wheeled bicycle. Our goal is to replace 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). Yankee has just acquired Family Tree Magazine, and we’re working to breath new life into its digital offerings.

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; at our July meeting I was named the liaison to the Parks & Recreation department, and that involves, in part, responsibility for surfacing issues related to the Confederation Trail.
  • 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.

I last updated this August 1, 2019, and have set myself a reminder to update it monthly from here onward.