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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Duckhole Lake

Tucked away off the now-abandoned forestry roads of southern Tasmania is one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”, a 2km walking track through rainforest/wet sclerophyll along the banks of a little creek that finishes up at the remarkable Duckhole Lake. It has been over seven years since my last visit, and I was glad that Mum and […]

Bad pun 8

This bad pun dates back to 1998, as a result of a very fortuitous circumstance unlikely to happen again. I was in Newfoundland at the time, and had met and become friends with a younger couple at Church, Doug and Helena Jole (they have remained internet friends since that time). Also at Church there was a […]

Scout Jamboree, AJ2016

As mentioned in this month’s 12 of 12, the beginning of 2016 brought with it the triennial Australian Scout Jamboree, back at Cataract Park in NSW again as it had been in 2010 (whereas three years ago it was in Queensland). With the Jamboree being around 12 days long, and with the Tasmanian contingent staying on […]

12 of 12, January 2016

Once every month the 12th comes around; once every three years the Australian Scout Jamboree comes around. I’ll give a bit more detail about my whole Jamboree experience in the next blog entry, but for now here is an account in 12 photos of the activities of the 12th.

It began fairly early; most mornings I was […]