Author Archives: Anne Powles

About Anne Powles

I am retired from paid employment. During my working life I have been variously and sometimes contemporaneously, wife, mother of four, lawyer, teacher and psychologist. I have also been a serial education junkie. As are we all, I have been an observer of the world around me. Here I have recorded some of my memories, observations and theorisings.

My Life In Pictures

Now in the latter years of my life I look at some of the pictures on the walls of the house in which I live and muse upon them. All my phographs are concentrated in one room so they do … Continue reading

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Parental Rights

“Parental Rights” is apparently an issue dogging this “survey” on the same sex marriage of adults. Why? “Parent Rights.” It sounds a good phrase to run off the tongue. “Parents should have rights to bring up their own children in … Continue reading

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Blackouts

I do not want to say that we have become a nation of whingers. But watch out. We are getting very close. In the “olden days” (I am 76) we were not tougher, we were not faster, we were not … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Survey

It was impossible, after I read Tom Switzer’s comment piece in the Sydney Morning Herald this morning, to stick to my resolution that I was going to say nothing more about voting in the possibly upcoming “survey” on marriage equality. … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality

It is hard to watch the insensitivity of some of the hard right in Australia forcing us to interfere, once again, in the private lives of others who wish to opt for the now conservative choice of marrying a lifetime … Continue reading

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Learning from Memories of Menstruation

It is time for old memories to be recorded. Give me a pen and paper! Oh no, I mean please pass the iPad. I often draw on my past, particularly when talking of feminist issues, to help keep fresh some … Continue reading

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My father, a scientist and engineer, often talked about environmental pollution, the need to end our reliance on finite fossil fuels, the role of solar and other forms of power. This is not unusual, except my memories of this go … Continue reading

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