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, February 2015

I’ve been in Launceston this week for meetings and a three-day conference. The 12th was the second day of the conference and, having arisen and tried — unsuccessfully — to do some work on a slow internet connection, I headed downstairs for breakfast for the house special muesli and a freshly squeezed orange juice (I managed […]

Midlands #2014-2NS

Today’s trip included some lovely light and weather effects on both legs of the journey: early morning mist on the way northwards, and sunlit mountains and stormy clouds on the way back (unfortunately I didn’t manage to capture the lightning that occurred around the time and location of the final shot, and the contrast between light […]

Midlands #2014-1S

My work this semester is going to involve more than the usual number of trips between the campuses in Hobart and Launceston, which means more than the usual number of drives up and down the Midlands Highway. I confess that I begrudge the time, often, but it is a lovely drive, and despite the fact that […]

On being an academic, part 1 – Introduction

I have been in academia since 1989, or even longer if you count some stints as a student employed as a tutor. Over those years my own roles have changed as I have adjusted my discipline focus and climbed the academic ladder, but there have also been significant changes in the sector. I have been thinking […]