Full disclosure: News Flash posts are satirical news parodies and not meant to be taken as truth. Edmonton Police are cracking down on locals reportedly sneaking across a decommissioned train track. The 15-foot gap, a dangerous unused-but-clean train track that allows residents significantly more convenient access to needed amenities nearby, is considered private property and trespassers can be fined up to $25,000. “Even though this train track isn’t in use and has in fact been promised to the city for transformation into a pedestrian crossing, it’s a really…

I’ll be on a panel at Pure Spec this weekend with the insightful and entertaining S.G. Wong and Rhonda Parrish. It’s called “Author Incognito” and is all about what it’s like to write with a pen name. Having had my pen name for a relatively short period, there are a few things I’ve learned that might help you on your own cattle-cart ride through the ether. When I switched to my pen name, I migrated my website and had to systematically remove mentions of my previous publications under…

I love board games, and so I feel an unnerving pressure to attend local events. A good kind of pressure, a deep-tissue massage. We only went for the last afternoon, but we experienced what happens every time I crack open a new board game: new paradigms, new lenses through which we see microcosms before total immersion. I lose myself in these worlds, loving the way mechanics can be reflective of our own rules, things we might strive toward, or just ways in which we can be something more…