“Stay in your lane” is a popular expression these days, typically thrown at people who are expressing opinions outside their area of expertise.
Steve Burgess is an accomplished freelance writer who lives in Vancouver. He is a two-time winner of Canadian National Magazine Awards and his book Who Killed Mom? made the 'Best of 2011' lists of both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail newspapers.
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Do you enjoy dystopian science fiction, weird and frightening tales of a dark and desperate future?
There's plenty of news from NASA this week.
The biggest news in B.C. politics? Forget the new budget, the controversy about the new Speaker of the Legislature, and the Throne Speech. The real story is Laurie Throness and his big stone thingy.
It's all our fault. The flooding in Texas, all the tragedy, and trouble — we did that.
The body politic is supposed to be like a family. Politicians are supposed to be the parents. The children want ice cream for breakfast. The adults say no.
Is Canada different from our southern neighbour?
Almost time once again to rejoice in tiny sugared pastries, rides with Biblical names like The Beast and The Revelation, and spending half the rent to win a free stuffed animal — the PNE returns on Saturday.
Look at you Vancouver, going all retro.
Now it is the turn of Clinton to face a spreading wildfire.
British writer Samuel Johnson once wrote: “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
Arguments about human nature are almost as old as fire. Are we essentially good? Are we bad? Are we basically selfish, or are we altruistic beings capable of the noblest acts?
Government is complicated. Politics is simple.
I hate fighting traffic. It's not usually a problem in January — in the winter I sometimes have the bike path to myself.
The fire at London's Grenfell Tower apartment block has drawn a stark line through that city.
You think it's fun being Captain Jack Sparrow? Not so. The law is always on a pirate's trail. Eventually they are going to run you down.
The Britons say, “Keep calm and carry on.”
Ever since the photo finish to the B.C. election we have been reading the signs, trying to figure out the future of our provincial government. But perhaps we were looking for clues in the wrong places.
The Bachelorette returned on Monday night.
The winner of this year's Official Vancouver City Bird vote will be announced Thursday at the Vancouver Library.