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.
April 2016
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Dead Island

Up near the summit of Mt Wellington there are two interesting features — well, several, actually, but we’ll just focus on two of them, seen on today’s little stroll. The first is the world’s smallest and most ineffective ice-skating rink. It was built in the late 1930s, but apparently on the rare occasions that it froze […]

Consider the lilies

Consider the lilies of the field*, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Matt. 6:28-29, KJV)

* Actually, they’re now in a vase on the table, and they’re not growing … although they have […]

Midlands 2016-#4S

After my two-night/three-day visit to Launceston it was time to head south again, with the late afternoon autumn light being especially beautiful. It meant I could stop and get a shot I’ve been hoping to get for a while. I also had a passenger in the car, and I gave her a photographic assignment for the […]

12 of 12, April 2016

A day of food, meetings, and photographic diversion.

At breakfast in my hotel I was seated by a window which was taken up with a large textured vase. This is the view through the handle to the blue sky (and power lines) beyond.

At uni my day was taken up with a nearly-all-day meeting with the rest of […]

Midlands 2016-#4N

I’d reached Campbell Town on today’s trip to Launceston, having not seen anything that leaped out at me as a subject for my midlands trip photo. However, I had seen some evidence of the arrival of autumn, and then the sun came out, so I got a shot of some leaves on Campbell Town’s main street.

And […]

Kangaroos in the streets

Apparently some of the tourists who come to Australia have the expectation that they will see kangaroos in the streets. Any streets. Every street. We find this amusing, and proceed to inform them about precautions to protect themselves against drop bears.

Although kangaroos are only rarely found in Australian streets, I do have to report that on […]

Midlands 2016-#3NS

After running a day of professional learning in Hobart I headed up to Launceston in the evening to repeat the session the next day.

On the way up I stopped at Campbell Town, and took a photo of one of the illuminated carved trees that adorn the park by the river. I think there’s a deer, and […]