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.
June 2012
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Pancake Friday

Occasionally in this blog I have alluded to the “Friday morning tea” tradition; as recounted elsewhere, Michael Bulmer started it in the Maths Department at UTas heading on for 20 years ago, and then I introduced it to the then Department of Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne over 13 years ago. When […]

Walk photo 8

Lots of little walks today, to lots of scenic places. Today’s photo takes advantage of photo-stitching software to produce a panorama, just for a bit of variety. The photo is of Cloudy Bay, at the south end of […]

Walk photo(s) 7

I don’t think today’s walk should count.

For starters, it wasn’t particularly long, and, since my niece and I kept stopping to take photos, it wasn’t particularly strenuous.

Some photos were taken, but in two places and of three separate things, which is rather beyond the intent of rule 3. However, this is okay, because Claire and I […]

A wild ride

My niece, Claire, and I decided to do one of the Bruny Island cruises today, notwithstanding the cold weather. We were reassured by the fact that it wasn’t quite as windy as yesterday; but what we hadn’t appreciated — until we were out in it — was the magnitude of the swell, and the full meaning […]

Walk photo 6 … with bonuses

Today’s official walk photo is the first in the collection below; it’s just as well the coastline is nice because it is not an especially remarkable photo.

The other photos were taken later in the day, a day which is part of an escape to Bruny Island with my eldest niece. The weather has been bitterly cold […]

Walk photo 5

I decided to do today’s walk on my way to my sister’s place for Sunday family dinner.

It was only after I’d taken the photo and walked past the fence* that I properly read the sign that said I wasn’t supposed to be in this particular spot. Normally I’m an obsessive reader, reading every word on signs, […]

Moods of the Mountain #3

Sometimes the Mountain’s moods affect Hobart: today’s photo shows why it was decidedly cold this morning. In fact, there has been snow on the Mountain for much of the week, but I’ve been leaving too early and getting home too late to catch a view from the balcony in daylight (and there’s been cloud from low-flying […]

Walk photo 4

Hmm, I nearly abandoned all the rules for this one. I only had the iPhone with me, and I wanted to zoom and adjust the exposure, but I had to just take what I got.

So I took, and this is what […]

Walk photo 3

I suspect the fact that I went into this place at the end of my peregrinations rather defeated the purpose of […]

Walk photo 2

There are, of course, rules for this photography project.

Like most of my rules for self-imposed activities, they are mutable, breakable, and needlessly complicated.

I was going to make just one rule — namely, that you’re only allowed one shot — but then I decided that this was a bit too restrictive, and so I modified it.

Currently the […]