By Luke Cecile

Writer/Photographer based in Vancouver, B.C.

Burgoo Kitsilano

Walking into this Vancouver comfort food staple is like coming home to the countryside cottage you never had. The soft sounds of glass and metal ring over the murmur of conversation. Exposed wood columns beg to take your coat. Have a seat in the solarium, flooded with natural light. Order Burgoo Biscuits to start. Agonize…

Tumbleweed

As we descend into Death Valley National Park, I watch the temperature on the dashboard begin to climb. It’s mid-June — when visiting the Mojave Desert is considered unwise. The thermometer slows and then settles at 48°C. My wife casts me an uneasy glance. Looking for a map, we pull into an abandoned parking lot…

An Ode to the Off-Season: Lynn Canyon

I’m standing in line, waiting to cross a suspension bridge strung high across a canyon.     Jade mountain runoff crashes over a waterfall nearly two hundred feet below. I’ve made the mistake of coming on a Saturday afternoon. Even in the off-season, Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is a regular feature on most Vancouverites’ list…

Memento Homo

I don’t remember If I was that kid Growing up.   The one who Had just learned How to spell, By sounding Out The words.   Who proudly exclaimed Their triumph, Like a Roman General On parade.   Who would Challenge Their friends, To see Who could spell:   Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious   All I know Is…