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.
March 2016
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Moods of the Mountain #72

The first mood for the year: a sunset with its colours “enhanced” by smoke from a controlled fuel-reduction burn on the left of the photo.

The full “Moods of the Mountain collection” […]

Midlands … but not for work

On one of last year’s work trips to Campbell Town a colleague and I had to take a 70km diversion in order to avoid the after-effects of an accident, and, in so doing, I travelled some back roads I’d never seen before, but without a chance to really enjoy the scenery. I promised myself that I’d […]

Midlands 2016-#2N

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to Campbell Town I go, again.

I think I’m going to be seeing quite a bit of Campbell Town this year, what with all the professional learning that I am running. Today it was just me in the car, and I left early (despite having had a rather late night finishing […]

Midlands 2016-#1N

It has been a while since my last trip northwards through the Midlands, and this time it was to Campbell Town to run some professional learning for teachers. I wasn’t driving, and the car was full, and we didn’t have much time to spare, so it was a bit difficult to think about stopping to take […]

12 of 12, March 2016

For this month, the 12th coincided with the official opening day of the annual Scout Guide Regatta, a 3 day event full of rowing, kayaking, sailing and other water-related activities, held down at Snug.

This is the fifth regatta that I’ve attended and we camp on the football oval, ending up in pretty much the same position […]

“Hello, possums!”*

My sister’s house is on a bush block and the hollow of one of their trees is home to two possums: mum and a growing baby. They are well accustomed to humans, and, indeed, have come to expect food, and so they were not at all shy when we looked in on them today. In fact, […]

High school ghosts at Second Bluff

I decided to go for a little kayaking jaunt on this Saturday morning, putting in at the boat ramp near Rosny College, and making my way across Kangaroo Bay, around what I call Bellerive Bluff, and then paralleling Bellerive Beach until I reached Second Bluff, which separates Bellerive Beach from Howrah Beach. Although I have walked […]