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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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 I am often just aiming to get there and back as quickly as I can, I do keep alert for lovely bits of scenery. My trouble with driving is that I never like to stop (especially when I am running a smidge late) which means that this beauty is fleeting and has an ephemerality associated with the fact that there feels such a vast distance between me in my 110km/h car and the outside countryside through which I pass.

So today, after I’d sped past some beautiful sun-and-mist effects on my way northwards early this morning, I decided on the return journey this evening that I would make an effort to find some reason to pause and photograph.

Yesterday’s fuel reduction burn had produced some lingering smoke haze, which, with a bit of underexposure, reddened the effects of the setting sun, and the zoom on my little camera worked a charm for bringing things closer.

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