Cats that Webchick is herding

Every Wednesday, I round up five interesting blog posts that I found on the Internet and share them with you here on Beyond the Rhetoric. It’s my little way of giving back to the online community, hopefully growing a bigger pie for all of us to share. Let’s see what these bloggers have to say.

We start off with Buzz Bishop. His post about having a favorite son has gone viral, for better or for worse, and it has picked up a lot of media attention. He reflects on the experience, talking about protecting his copyright and working to protect his family’s privacy. Herding cats is no easy task.

Speaking of children, we have Luke Landes approaching the subject of teaching kids about money. Many people fall into a vicious cycle of debt, because they never learned how to manage their finances. What is the role of the parents? The schools? The community? What is the most effective way to help kids avoid the pitfalls of poor money management?

Next, we have Joseph Planta. He recently interviewed Rob Stewart, talking about Stewart’s new book Save the Humans, as well as a new movie called Revolution. The book talks about some of Stewart’s work advocating for a sustainable future, particularly when it comes to raising greater awareness of the shark fin industry around the world.

You don’t have to travel halfway around the world to have a good time. Just as I’ve done with the Local Tourist series on this blog, Betshopboy went on a recent trip to Gardens By The Bay in his neck of the woods. This is the newest addition to the growing Marina Bay South area and it features 12 supertrees covered in bromeliads, ferns and tropical flowering climbers.

And finally, we have Bob Buskirk. Like me, he just got back from a weeklong vacation and now he’s reflecting on whether it was worth it. When you’re in business for yourself, there is never a “good time” to take a holiday, so you really just have to convince yourself that you need one and make the necessary preparations.