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.
January 2014
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Devil’s Throne

For the Monday of the Australia Day long weekend, some of the local geocachers organised a trip to hunt some caches on the top of Mt Wellington. With the weather gorgeous, the terrain alpine, the company good (and useful, since we ventured a little further afield than I might attempt on my Tod), and the objectives […]

More messing about in boats

Our Scout troop’s most recent camp was held on the east coast of Tasmania at Little Swanport, a place I’d never visited let alone explored. We had just a handful of our Scouts together with a couple of their families (it’s summer, and many people had other holiday plans). We were camped at a property not […]

12 of 12, January 2014

And now for something completely different.

A week or two ago I must have seen or been reminded of one of those old historical sketches documenting some aspect of my local area, and, in wondering what a difference it would have made to the recording of history if cameras had been readily available at the time, it […]

Moods of the Mountain #27

Today was a glorious summer day, but very hazy, and as the afternoon sun plunged towards the horizon, the whole mountain seemed to disappear behind a bright explosion of light. As the sun actually set, the clouds on the mountain face created interesting effects on the summit.

This shot really was taken from my balcony — and […]

Moods of the Mountain #26

Rain-clagged* mountain.

It had just finished pouring with rain at my place when I took this shot. In a typical case of bad timing, I’d picked this evening to use my new barbecue to cook for Sunday family dinner. Fortunately I have a sheltered front porch area, but it wasn’t the al fresco dining affair that I’d […]

That’s better … (GROIC3)

Well, it took me far longer than I wanted, but I now have an office in which I think I can face the year. The office was the subject of a GROIC in December, although it wasn’t until New Year’s Day that I completed the final components for the 1+2+3+…+31 piles, and it wasn’t until today […]

GROIC2 – Yes, I did make it through November

The end of the year was rather busy and so I didn’t get around to reporting on the rest of my second Get-Rid-Of-It Challenge, conducted during November, and a continuation of my house tidying and de-cluttering that I had begun in the first GROIC back in October. My “rules” for the GROIC2 month were to get […]