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 2014
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[RST] On not doing ALL the things

I came across this comment in my journal from a couple of months ago:

“Today I managed some things and I didn’t manage some other things, and some things went right and some things went wrong, and I felt I could do everything and I felt overwhelmed.”

I suspect most of us have most of our days like […]

More lights

On my way home from work tonight — and after a lengthy search for a parking spot in the city since the streets were crowded — I stopped and visited another of the Dark Mofo installations, this time Dichroic Filter Piece (and some other less interesting pieces, which were redeemed by being in interesting underground spaces). […]

Midlands #2014-8N

Hard to go wrong with silhouettes at sunrise.

(This was just south of Oatlands at about 7:30am. The zoom on my little camera is at its full 90mm (20x) setting (camera wobble can be an issue at this focal length). The camera picked the aperture/shutter speed setting and has underestimated the exposure thus reddening this a little […]

Articulated Intersect … bright lights in winter again

Last year’s inaugural Dark Mofo festival — and particularly the spectacular light show Spectra [Tasmania] — clearly struck a chord with Tasmanians, because the enthusiasm with which people have been looking forward to this year’s festival has been palpable. The large-scale attraction this year is another spotlight installation called Articulated Intersect. There are six sets of […]

12 of 12, June 2014

I am about to break with tradition.

When I first started doing 12 of 12, it was nearly five years ago*, when I couldn’t assume that my vast audience of readers would have huge bandwidths. As a result I had lots of low bandwidth words on the blog page, from which you could click off to see […]

Cape Pillar hike

The June long weekend brings with it the opportunity for extended Scouty activities, and this time two of the older Scouts had organised their Adventurer level hike down to Cape Pillar. It has been a while between hikes for me and the last month or so has been ridiculously meeting-infested and so my fitness level was […]

Moods of the Mountain #35

It was a chilly winter morning today, and the Bridgewater Jerry was doing its foggy drift down the river as the sun started to light the mountain. The photos in this sequence were taken about 6 minutes apart, between 7:25 and 7:37am.

The full Moods of the Mountain collection is here.

[There will be a blog entry for […]

Midlands #2014-7N

I had two trips northward this week, the second just for the day. Fortunately I wasn’t driving all the way; unfortunately, the only decent photo I took was out the car window when we’d almost reached our destination on the banks of the Tamar just north of Launceston (and so I’m not sure if this entirely […]

Midlands #2014-6NS

It was a lengthier trip away this week: up to Penguin on Monday afternoon — with the first photo taken as the sun set behind me — and then a couple of days in Launceston before heading back south this morning — resulting in the final two photos catching the morning mist on a glorious day.

The […]