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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Freezing in Freo

I’m currently attending a conference in Fremantle. This is a port area on the coast of Western Australia, and since WA is known for its warm summers and deserts I came prepared for mild winter conditions (Fremantle is, after all, another 5° closer to the equator than Melbourne). I have never heard anyone talk about Western Australian snowfields.

I am curious, then, as to why it was only 0.6°C this morning, so that many of us at the conference sat shivering in classrooms designed for balmy sunny days (in fact it was a glorious sunny day … but the balminess was missing, to be replaced by a feeling of barminess because we’d all anticipated so incorrectly). It’s forecast to be even cooler first thing tomorrow: a 0°C frost.

No one will ever believe that I got frostbitten fingers in Fremantle!

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