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.
October 2011
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(a) How does Alec know? Is there some continually updated database of Australian laundrette sizes?


(b) Is this a marketing ploy? Do people really come from miles around — from suburbs with perfectly good small laundrettes — in order to wash at the largest […]

The camera never lies … much

After the decluttering comes the photographs, as the real estate agent gets all the advertising stuff ready for my place to go on the market. He sent a professional photographer around, and the results were quite striking. I had taken a few quick shots as I decluttered, for my own personal records, and I knew that […]

State of contusion

As mentioned in August’s 12 of 12, I have taken up Futsal, a 6-a-side version of soccer that we play on an outdoor field (some versions are indoors). I played soccer many many moons ago (when I was in Grade 5 and 6) and it remains one of my favourite sports. Some folk in one of […]

12 of 12, October 2011

This month’s 12 of 12 fell on “Ride to Work” day, and so there are a few photos of my cycling journey, together with a couple of shots of some of my teaching activities.

The big thing that is happening at the moment, however, is that I am in the throes of getting my real-estate portfolio organised […]


My impending move back to Tasmania provides a wonderful opportunity to sort through old bits and pieces, and throw out some (lots?) of things.

The real estate agent calls this “decluttering”.

I hate “decluttering”.

Actually, it is more of a love-hate relationship. I love devising “systems” for filing things and having my memorabilia nicely organised, but, inevitably, I forget […]