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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GROIC Day 31

And, finally we reach the end of the month.

I have to confess that today’s effort kind of feels like “this is the way the month ends, not with a bang but a whimper” (to misquote T.S. Eliot). I should have kept something spectacular for the last one, but I ran out of time to be quite […]

GROIC Day 30

I don’t really want to post this one, but here it is: the box of guilt and shame.

It contains 30 objects that have been in my possession for far far far too long. I have been meaning to return them to their rightful owner for ages (indeed, they have moved house with me on three occasions, […]

GROIC Day 29

I got this pile ready on the weekend. Well, when I say “got this pile ready” I really mean “took this already existing pile from its place on top of the downstairs chest of drawers where it has been sitting since shortly after I moved and dumped it onto the driveway so it could be […]

GROIC Day 28

As I have worked on consolidating the contents of my filing cabinets, I have come across yet more pieces of paper that are out-of-date or irrelevant. So, day 28 repeats an earlier approach with another box of redundant paper. In terms of explaining its allocation to day 28, this requires some more “peculiar accounting”. I […]

GROIC Day 27

As this challenge has progressed I have had a few sets of things in mind that I would be able to use on various days. However, until recently it hadn’t occurred to me to check out the far end of the wardrobe, a place I rarely venture, although I thought that most of what was […]

GROIC Day 26

Today’s collection of 26+ items is rubbishy junky mostly dead odds and ends from sorting out various categories of stuff (well, THAT description was SUCH a model of clarity and precision!). There were various marker and whiteout pens that were used and used up at Jamboree, a dilapidated toiletries bag, some old muesli bars (which, […]

GROIC Day 25

Things are a bit hectic at the moment as I need to get a few days ahead and I need to make sure I have the right numbers (or excesses) of things for the remainder of the month. Tonight I surprised myself with an epic effort, but you’ll have to wait until the day after tomorrow […]

Moods of the Mountain #19

It’s Hobart Show Day today, which usually means wet and blustery conditions. Not only did we get damp and windy, but we also had a dumping of snow on the mountain. This photo was taken in the afternoon when the worst of the rainy cold fronts had passed. You can just make out the remaining snow […]

Hidden coastal gem

Today was a public holiday in Hobart, and despite the inclement weather and a pile of urgent work I took my parents for a drive to the east coast south of Orford. It was still windy and cold, but we avoided the rainy cold fronts that were hitting Hobart (see today’s Moods of the Mountain post). […]

GROIC Day 24

Yesterday’s printer was going to be taken to an electronics recycling pick-up point, and it made sense to get rid of some other electronic/electrical bits and pieces at the same time. So today I threw out my 25 year old stereo, which has been sitting in the garage for nearly two years. It still works (by […]