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.
May 2014
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Simple wonders

The past couple of weeks have been particularly chaotic, and the coming week is looking similarly crazy, and so today—after flying back home from yesterday’s meeting and completing one necessary set of tasks—my brain rather conveniently elected to forget the remaining things I should have been doing and suggested, instead, that taking my parents for a […]

Moods of the Mountain #34

A couple of autumn mountain shots: both taken in the morning, two days apart (in fact, they were both taken at the same time, 7:41!). The full Moods of the Mountain collection can be found here.

May 27: I reckon that’s about three shades of grey (plus khaki for the perpetually unavoidable roof-line).

May 25: Just after sunrise […]

The trumpet shall sound … as shall 300 voices

The folks at the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra decided that it would be a good idea to have a sing-along Messiah this year, and 300 or so people agreed with them (plus the audience).

The requirements were simple: you turned up for rehearsals on Friday night and Saturday, and then it was performed on Saturday afternoon. Since there […]

12 of 12, May 2014

It was just an ordinary Monday, with no special opportunities for photographs, and with no ideas coming to mind for a viable theme. So I just took some photos of stuff. Some of them were landscapes, some were abstract, and some ended up being still lifes (still lives?!). There is even a self-portrait (well, kind of).

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Moods of the Mountain #33

It was a glorious clear evening when I arrived home around 5:45pm, but by this time it was also late dusk and so only the last bits of fading daylight remained in the sky, barely bright enough to create a silhouette. To my chagrin (well, not entirely, as I went out for a nice dinner with […]

A quick celebratory dash to the summit

A friend had suggested that — with the mountain being one of my favourite places — I should make time to visit it on the occasion of this year’s particularly auspicious natal anniversary. I didn’t really have time, and the weather wasn’t particularly promising, but I headed up in the late afternoon while mist and cloud […]