Major Tom to Crowd Control

Major Tom to Crowd Control

Two young germans sit across from me, sucking back bavarian lager like its a juicy bratwurst. The train ride from Berlin to Warsaw gives me some time to reflect on the Vancouver hockey riot of 2011, and the possibility of similar unrest at the European Soccer Championship. Just days before, Russian firms battled Polish hooligans … Continue reading

Counting my Burlesquings

Counting my Burlesquings

I wake up Thursday morning, tired and groggy, as usual.  As I tap snooze for the fifteenth time on my iphone, a text flashes across my screen.  A message from my girlfriend reminds me that today is May 3rd, first night of the 2012 Vancouver International Burlesque festival.  I admit I looked up Burlesque on … Continue reading

Garden City Wiccans

Garden City Wiccans

    I slide into Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal as day sags into night on this Friday evening. I set sail for Victoria, and not for the reasons most would expect. With attractions like a bug zoo, miniature world, and butterfly museum, you would think I am crossing the Georgia Straight to make my smarmy 5’7” self … Continue reading