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.
September 2017
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Midlands 2017-#4S

It’s felt a bit strange having so few trips northward this year, after the many visits of last year and the year before. Yesterday I headed up to give a talk for the maths association, and this morning I visited with one of my PhD students.

I’ve been wanting to take a shot like these two for […]

Moods of the Mountain #93

Snow-covered mountain shortly after sunrise.

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

Midlands 2017-#3S

I had a passenger in the car for this week’s overnight trip to Launceston for a meeting, and that always makes me a little more reluctant to stop for a photo (even though this particular passenger knows about my Midlands-photographic habits). On the way back, however, we stopped just on sunset and I took a photo […]

12 of 12, September 2017

A miscellaneous day, a dearth of ideas, and a feeling of being caught in chaos led to my desperate plan for this month’s 12 of 12: I could make “mess” my theme. I had a lot of it, all I had to do was to try and make it artistic.

I was not surprised that on the […]

Cooking camp

It’s always crazy trying to get organised for Scout camps, in amongst the chaos of other everyday commitments, but once I get there I find them quite restorative (especially if the weather is good, and you can pack the tents away dry!).

This weekend we took over 20 of our kids to camp (there were some comings […]

Aurora regrets

The signs were good for a big aurora event on Friday night, but the day had brought a big snow dump and lots of showers and a full moon was also forecast. My evening plans actually involved a weekend troop Scout camp, and that was my main focus during a hectic day: I’d been able to […]

Moods of the Mountain #92

Winter is always an exciting time for the mountain’s moods, as weather patterns race across kunanyi, snow falls and melts, sunrises (especially) and sunsets are at more accessible times, and so on. Here are some photos from late August and early September.

A rather cloudy August 23—and some good timing—allowed me to capture the summit peeking out […]

Ironic spam comments

I always glance through the spam filter’s collection of comments before deleting. There have been some interesting ironies (and I admit that I have used this sort of spam as fuel for a blog entry before):

Nice post. Waitin’ for a sequel! 🙂
Ironically this was associated with the Lake Waikaremoana Day 4 post, which was followed — […]