Graeme

Graeme Burk is a freelance writer, wit, bon vivant and man about town. He is the author of the ECW Press book, Who is the Doctor. Over the past ten years he has written for (and edited) a number of small press magazines and websites. He has had short stories published by the BBC and has been a finalist for a Writers Guild of Canada award for new screenwriters.

This site is devoted to Graeme's writing and includes his column, which is published on an occasional basis.

The Column

March 16, 2009

  • Addicted to Inspriation
  • Why are we so addicted to the happy, inspirational stories that we judge our leaders, surrender ourselves to people on Oprah and often suspend common sense and better judgment?

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    February 20, 2009

  • Robbin
  • Remembering a departed friend

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    July 31, 2006

  • Kamikaze Temp
  • My time in a job where I had no clue what I was doing, I held my office-mates in utter contempt and I chatted up my manager.

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    July 23, 2006

  • Bruce and Me
  • My ever-evolving relationship with my favourite musician, Bruce Cockburn.

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    April 30, 2006

  • The Tree and the Prince
  • An idyllic playground with a giant tree, teachers called ‘Ms.’ and teachers who were gay, and a performance of Hamlet without knowing it was such

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    January 01, 2006

  • Wishes
  • What I wish for the year 2006

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    December 23, 2005

  • The Great Christmas Amnesty
  • Why I love the secular celebration of Christmas

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    November 30, 2005

  • The “Are You Jack Layton?” Quiz
  • Test your skills in Canadian realpolitik

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    October 30, 2005

  • What About Bob
  • All I know is that in retelling the story of knowing Bob, I find certain things about it suspicious in ways that never occurred to me when I was younger

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    October 10, 2005

  • Future Nostalgia
  • Thoughts from Thanksgiving weekend, 2020

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    October 02, 2005

  • For Demonstration Purposes
  • In hiring processes, like gambling, the house always wins; but the house shouldn’t be rigged, either

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    September 29, 2005

  • The Mouse Ate My Column
  • How a mouse, a grieving taxi driver and someone from high school prevented last week’s column from happening

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    September 12, 2005

  • A Week Full of Rants
  • Hey kids! It’s the Gem Geek or Rare Bug Rant-a-Day calendar!

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    August 31, 2005

  • High (School) Fashion in Vinyl
  • An ode to that essential accessory of adolescence in the ‘70s and ‘80s…the Adidas bag.

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    August 15, 2005

  • TV’s Sophomore Failures
  • The phenomenon where a TV series with a great first season goes disastrously wrong the following year

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