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, July 2018

This particular conference, occurring every four years, seems to be very consistent with its dates, since I have a “12 of 12” record dating from Flagstaff, Arizona in 2014 and from Ljulbljana, Slovenia in 2010 (which, scarily, also indicates that I have been “12 of 12”-ing for over 8 years!). Today was a routine conference day, and […]

12 of 12, June 2018

My computer is suffering from an attack of the sooky-la-las. It claims its brain is full. Since I use this as an excuse for my own poor performance I suppose I should cut it some slack. What I haven’t done, however, is tell it that a replacement is being sought.

One of my PhD students is getting […]

12 of 12, May 2018

And so life gets back to normal.

My lounge room is a mess of works-in-progress and drying washing;

there were work samples to prepare for my students for an assessment task that they have to undertake;

in the afternoon I got together with some of the Scouts to do some badge-work … in which we (a) totally failed to […]

12 of 12, April 2018

[Advisory notice: This post contains some fairly frank discussion of what’s been going on with my health in the past couple of months and one graphic but pixellated photo (!). All 12 photos were taken on the 12th, but I’m going to use them to tell more than just the story of that single day.]

Back in […]

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 had been carefully monitoring how well I was feeling during the week after surgery and leading up to this, and although I still felt a bit tired, I thought […]

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 […]