Bill O'Reilly

He doesn’t update his blog all that often, but it can be quite the doozy when he does. You might remember Eddie Huang from a Sunday Snippet I posted a couple months ago. He’s the guy behind Fresh Off the Boat, which is the name of his memoir, his Vice series and his upcoming ABC sitcom. Eddie has no problem voicing his opinion and that’s exactly what he did in discussing how Bill O’Reilly of Fox News addressed white privilege in America. Eddie says O’Reilly is “trying to play Blacks/Latinos/and Asians against each other.”

Have you ever looked at one of the bigger blogs on the web and wished you could get published there? Ali Luke offers some advice on how you can get your guest post published on these big sites and why your chances may be better than you think they are. You should start by getting familiar with the audience. On a related note, don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you’d like to offer some fresh perspective on Beyond the Rhetoric with your guest post.

In going through The Simple Dollar blog of Trent Hamm, we find a lot of posts about how you can better manage your finances and save your money. However, he also recognizes that there is a definite value in spending cash on guilty pleasures, because you shouldn’t have to be miserable in order to be frugal. Go out for a nice meal or buy that book that you’ve been meaning to read.

Speaking of great books, Sharon Hurley Hall recently spoke about how you can kick start your freelance writing career by picking up my book, Beyond the Margins. Her review outlines some of the key points that I bring up in the book, like wearing different hats and establishing your expertise. She particularly liked it when I said, “You are in a knowledge based economy. Build up your savings.”

And finishing off this week’s speedlink, we have Jeff Morin with one of his Daily Doodles. Most of us are familiar with the Wizard of Oz and we also know a little about daytime talk shows, but what if the Great and Powerful Dr. Oz were to offer his advice to the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Dorothy Gale? You could use more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.