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 2011
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Lighthouse walk

One of my work colleagues, Ann, does a lot of walking into the wilds of wherever, but since she likes to travel light she is partial to places where a tent is not required. She regularly visits the lighthouse at Wilson’s Promontory because, although it is a 20km walk each way, you can arrange to stay […]

Two in the bush

I went for a little “caching run” on Saturday morning in Westerfolds Park, which is on the banks of the Yarra in Templestowe. The bush and open grasslands are criss-crossed with tracks and bike paths, and the place was teeming with birdlife (oh, and pesky wabbits).

I had just returned one of the caches I had found […]

Christmas card history 1986 to 2010

In response to a comment made in response to my post about the creation of my 2010 Christmas card — and because I want to digitise some of my paper archives — I decided that one of my summer projects would be to document electronically my past Christmas cards. In the process of going through my […]

12 of 12, January 2011

[I am very mindful of the dreadful floods that are happening in Queensland right now. I’m a long way from there so there is no personal concern for me; we are, instead, being flooded by media reports of varying degrees of drama and inanity. In part because of the inanity, and in part because of my […]

2010 in Facebook posts

I have already confessed to using Facebook. I have mixed feelings about its value, but, for now, I use it to keep up with a few friends, and I post there from time to time.

It is possible to download all your status updates, and I have now done this and extracted the ones for 2010. I […]

1000th cache

This past year, and the last couple of months in particular, have been lean from a caching point of view. My steady march towards the 1000-cache milestone turned into a crawl … and even that lost momentum at times. The Christmas/New Year holiday break, however, has allowed me some time to get back out hunting, and, […]

Down the west coast

There was an old friend I wanted to visit while I was in Tassie, but she lives in Penguin, which is a 3.5 hour drive from Hobart (assuming you don’t stop along the way). As a result I decided to take Mum and Dad along and make an overnight trip of it, to revisit some of […]