Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, October 2019 – Charlotte Cove Scout camp

A messy week and some problems with one of our Scout boat trailers meant that this camp did not get off to quite the start we’d intended, but eventually we got most people and most things to where they needed to be, and set up tents for the first night in readiness for the weekend’s activities. […]

12 of 12, September 2019

There were some contrasts to be had in today’s 12 of 12, with the day beginning at work with a three-hour meeting, focusing on the new performance framework (yet another iteration of workplace management practices). It was about as riveting as the associated document cover.

In the afternoon I left work and headed north to Launceston, meeting […]

12 of 12, August 2019

So, umm, apparently people having birthdays like to have cakes. I kind of knew this, but in a household of one this hadn’t been a pressing requirement of domestic life. However, with the household now larger, and with both youngsters having birthdays in early August, it was time for cake making … and, not just cake […]

12 of 12, June 2019

The past month has been challenging and sad. My dear friend Lisa, who has been unwell for some time, passed away on Saturday 8 June, after being in hospital for nearly 3 weeks. The funeral was today, and I’m going to use part of this 12 of 12 to do a little reminiscing.

I only started to […]

12 of 12, May 2019

A rather miscellaneous collection of photos for this month’s 12 of 12.

Over breakfast I finalised the preparation of the lesson I had been asked to give at Church today.

This is the view from the room in which I taught the lesson. I reckon it has the best view of any chapel in the world (based on […]

12 of 12, April 2019

A long day, which began with me having to reassemble my prepacked-ready-for-Scout-camp bag, which had become disassembled after Jamboree and Regatta. It was a rush job, and so it still isn’t quite in the state I used to keep it.

I went to work. It was a lovely day outside … and so I took some photos […]

12 of 12, March 2019

Today I picked a theme: clouds. Every so often during the day I would get out and look skyward and take a picture. It was an interesting day for clouds, and my favourite shot is the third one (although the ninth technically doesn’t belong in the collection!). [The advantage of this month’s collection is that no […]

12 of 12, February 2019 (and Moods of the Mountain #105)

The day began with a rainy morning, after a hot, dry January with many bushfires. Hopefully the rain will go some way to finally extinguishing the remnant smouldering bits.

My Mum kindly dropped around an egg and bacon pie, which will solve the Tuesday dinner problem before my evening rehearsal (and some other meals later in what […]

12 of 12, January 2019

The 12th this month fell on “Celebration Day”, which is my least favourite day of Jamboree. The place is invaded by visitors (another 10000 on top of the 10000 already attending), and there is meant to be a festive market day which is a great idea in principle but never seems to entirely work in practice.

Here […]

12 of 12, December 2018

Things were a little frantic this morning as my New Zealand-based brother and his family were arriving for Christmas and I am their local hotel. Trouble is, I had been occupying the rooms — yes, all of them — that they needed, and although I have spent time in the last week getting things ready there […]