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Melbourne-based freelance writer. Teacher at Victoria Polytechnic
Michelle Fincke is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and teaches in Victoria Polytechnic's Professional Writing and Editing course.
Whatever boxes you tick, try to enjoy your vote. Make it worthwhile and involve the kids. It's trite but true that cynicism about our democratic process is a luxury envied by the many who live without.
06/06/2016 12:07 AM AEST
Loss is part of living and most of us have done all this before. People come -- babies are particularly welcome -- and they go. But can our celebrations, our precious times together be the same without a foundation member? Is it worth even trying?
22/12/2015 9:26 AM AEDT
I would have been perfectly happy with another Beatles name. Julia. Martha. Dear Prudence. Lovely Rita. My sparkly, carefree, 20-something Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds would have only slumped into Lucy at the Sink with Dishes many years on.
06/12/2015 7:00 AM AEDT
Like sleeping beauty, I awoke to find my daggy old hobby had become Prince Charming. Grown ups were colouring pictures and it was cool. In top-selling-book-lists cool. Displayed-in-the-window-of-my-gorgeous-local-bookshop cool. Slagged-off-by-Russell-Brand-in-an-angry-YouTube-tirade cool.
09/10/2015 8:42 AM AEDT