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, September 2019

There were some contrasts to be had in today’s 12 of 12, with the day beginning at work with a three-hour meeting, focusing on the new performance framework (yet another iteration of workplace management practices). It was about as riveting as the associated document cover.

In the afternoon I left work and headed north to Launceston, meeting Imogen and the rest of her rock band at one of the Scottish restaurants for a quick bite to eat prior to the evening’s activities.

While Imogen headed off with the band to get set up, I had time to check into our hotel,

take some random photos of the surrounds because I needed 12 photos for the day and it was getting dark,

and go for a quick walk up to the lower end of the Gorge

past the new memorial to Polish pioneers who moved to the area after World War 2,

as dusk settled over the river.

Imogen’s band (“The Method”) had won the southern Tasmanian heat of the Rock Challenge, and had travelled to Launceston to compete in the state finals. They played really well, performing two of their own songs, while I attempted to take photos with my camera cranked up to ISO3200 to cope with the low light conditions.

Imogen plays drums and plays them well … and also loudly (it’s that kind of band!). We are yet to figure out where the drum kit is going to go when it joins us at my place, but we may need to warn the neighbours!

The band didn’t win but I suspect they must have come second, as they got some really good feedback. I love the next photo of the drummer in action.

(The “12 of 12” project involves taking 12 photos on the 12th of the month, on whatever takes your fancy: documentary, arty, theme, etc. I started this 10 years ago exactly, and this is episode 121 (although, to be honest, one of those episodes has no photos since I forgot to take any).

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