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, May 2017

This month’s 12th coincided with the early career teachers’ day of the statewide maths association conference, and I had been asked to run a couple of sessions during the course of the day. I’d managed most of the preparation before today, but there were still a few odds and ends to finish off before I left […]

12 of 12, April 2017

Today was one of those miscellaneous days where quite a few things happened but they were not always easily or appropriately photographable.

It’s nearly Easter, and so I included a toasted hot cross bun for breakfast.

I went to the movies during the morning with a friend and saw the excellent based-on-true-stories Hidden Figures, about the work of […]

12 of 12, March 2017

Last year’s March 12th was on the first day (Saturday) of the annual Scout Guide Regatta; this year’s happens to be on the Sunday of Regatta, and next year’s — thanks to the nature of calendars and the timing of the March long weekend that determines the Regatta dates — will be another Regatta day, this […]

12 of 12, February 2017

It’s the 12th again, and this month I was on the second day of a Scout hike on Freycinet Peninsula. By the time I remembered it was 12 of 12 I had emptied the tent, although I hadn’t yet started to take it down.

The Scouts had planned to be underway by 8:15; I was not surprised […]

BT – 12 of 12, January 2017 – Lima

It was convenient to have the 12th of January occurring during our trip, as it meant that I didn’t have to get creative with a 12 of 12 theme. It was also, fortunately, a less “exciting” day, which means that it wasn’t too hard to restrict myself to only 12 shots.

Our early morning […]

12 of 12, December 2016

The first half of December has been rather hectic, and, since I am embarking on a much anticipated holiday in three days’ time, all the deadlines are coming to a head in frantic fashion.

Fortunately I had technology to remind me it was the 12th.

An email reminded me that the cleaners were going to be cleaning our […]

12 of 12, November 2016

I’ve had a work day, a Church service day, and a photographic day (even though the camera du jour was the iPhone).

I needed to get some preparation done for another day of professional learning that is coming up, and, after designing one of the activities at home, I headed down to uni to work on some […]

12 of 12, October 2016

Although I had several reminders that it was “12 of 12” today, opportunities were limited and then I nearly ended up forgetting entirely. However, I decided I needed a 15 minute walk on my way to Scouts, and suddenly remembered that I needed my photos, although I only had my iPhone as my weapon of choice.

However, […]

12 of 12, September 2016

And, with some predictability, the 12th comes around again. This month’s 12 of 12 found me in Launceston for a day of teaching and other stuff. I’d come up yesterday, but for a number of reasons didn’t write my daily journal entry before going to bed, making that the first order of business for the day […]

12 of 12, August 2016

It took all of my alarms (4 different devices), but I managed to fight jet-lag and weariness to get up and get to work before anyone else had turned on the lights in the building.

The day began by dealing with a few work emails, one of which wanted to know how to properly reference a booklet […]