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.
February 2011
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Arthur bruised his upper arm

Actually it wasn’t Arthur.

And it was the lower arm rather than the upper arm.

And no bowls of petunias or very surprised-looking whales were involved.

Let’s just say that, should you need an archer for your next army, I am not likely to be much help, owing to a decided tendency to inflict injury on myself rather than […]

Humour and religion (oh, and some maths as well!)

Disclaimers: I have already freely acknowledged on this website that I am a Mormon (member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). I think (hope) it is also evident from my posts that I have a sense of humour, although there are some types of humour I try to avoid. Your mileage may vary […]

12 of 12, February 2011

This month’s 12 of 12 is embarrassing but honest.

I had a Saturday mostly free of commitments and instead of taking advantage of this by doing things I need to do (and, in some cases, would have been very happy to do, like go caching), I mostly bludged.

Bludged, festered, slothed, lounged, and was otherwise pathetically lazy.

As a […]

Shuffle shuffle

In the course of my travels over recent days — which included a 7 hour drive back home from Thredbo — it was necessary to sing along to some music. This is my usual habit when driving long distances in order to stay awake, and it seems to have the same effect for me as coffee […]

Yarrangobilly Caves

I’m quite partial to caves, and so I was interested to know there were some not far from Kosciuszko National Park.

Well, when I say “not far” this is all rather relative, since it was a 370km round trip. I drove there around the west side of the Kosciuszko National Park, along steep winding roads and across […]

On top of this corner of the world

I decided to take a few days of holiday and head up into New South Wales to visit Kosciuszko National Park, home to Australia’s tallest mountain. At 2228m, Mt Kosciuszko is the smallest of all the continental highest points*, but it still manages to surpass the other country summits that I have climbed (Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa in […]