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, March 2018

As promised a year ago, the 12 of 12 for March this year fell on the final day of the annual Scout regatta. It’s an in-tents occasion.

I was under strict instructions not to do anything more strenuous than pressing camera shutter buttons. As a consequence, this is everyone else getting the very heavy George Bass launched so […]

Cape Pillar revisited and 12 of 12, February 2018

Due to an unexpected twist in my life (which may get explained here when I have decided how I want to do it), a Scout hike that had been a bit up in the air very suddenly had to become real for southern Tasmania’s February long weekend. A frantic planning meeting was held with the two […]

12 of 12, January 2018

Today was a bits and pieces-y sort of day. As a consequence you will end up with a quirky/boring mix of fairly ordinary photos, accompanied by too much information, a bad pun, and banal commentary.

I’d had a tiring day yesterday, and so my rising this morning was leisurely, and my morning ablutions included some reading in […]

12 of 12, December 2017

Today was a very busy day, which ended up being rather odds-and-endsy from a photographic viewpoint.

On my way to picking up a friend to help her do some errands, I passed this young vineyard. We’ve watched it grow from an empty paddock to this, but it’s a bit strange: all that we can really see that they’ve […]

12 of 12, November 2017 (and Midlands 2017-#6N)

After a busy morning and early afternoon, in which there were things of interest but my mind was a bit too preoccupied for taking photos, I headed northwards with a work colleague/friend of mine for meetings that we have over the next couple of days. Today was one of those bright spring days, and the extended […]

12 of 12, October 2017

Today was a mix of work and labour and beaches.

The first beach was actually visited only by satellite image, as the kayaking company with whom I had done my Bathurst Harbour trip had posted a Google maps satellite view of Hobart city which revealed their kayaks in amongst the Hobart docks, during one of their half-day […]

12 of 12, September 2017

A miscellaneous day, a dearth of ideas, and a feeling of being caught in chaos led to my desperate plan for this month’s 12 of 12: I could make “mess” my theme. I had a lot of it, all I had to do was to try and make it artistic.

I was not surprised that on the […]

12 of 12, August 2017

It’s a rather scrappy 12 of 12 this month: it was a cold and wet day, I kept forgetting to take photos, and when I did take them they were pretty ordinary shots (actually, “ordinary” overstates how good they were; they were lousy, and I only included them in order to make sure that I had […]

12 of 12, July 2017

This is the post in which I attend a maths teachers’ conference and demonstrate my incapacity to identify and stop at a count of 12. That’s irony for you.

Last week I finally got around to getting myself a “professional” Twitter account for my work identity, so that I can join the large number of maths education […]

12 of 12, June 2017

This month’s 12th fell on the Monday of the long weekend, and, for a variety of reasons (not the least of which was the fact that I had spent the morning reading a not-totally-rivetting literature review chapter), I felt the need to get out for a walk on Mt Wellington. I decided to pick an approximate […]