To explore the worlds of freelancing, fatherhood and philosophy, inspiring readers to think critically for themselves.

Hi. I’m Michael Kwan and this is my blog. Beyond the Rhetoric is partly professional and partly personal in nature, serving as an outlet where I can allow my creativity to flow freely and open the channels of discussion on topics that matter most to me.

I make my living as a full-time freelance writer, writing primarily about technology, social media, consumer electronics and the digital lifestyle, but here on Beyond the Rhetoric, the subject matter can be a lot more eclectic in nature. It’s got a little bit of everything, which is largely in line with how I live my life.

Michael Kwan

One day, I might put up a post about stress management or a life philosophy. Another day, I may discuss the challenges of fatherhood, share profound wisdom from the unlikeliest of sources, explain a common grammar issue, or review a hip new restaurant.

Whatever the topic may be, the posts are generally more casual in nature as I go “beyond the rhetoric” to give you the straight goods. At least, that’s the idea and it should give you a better look at Michael Kwan, the guy behind the pen (or keyboard).

You can expect the posts to be honest and true, whether they’re more philosophical in nature or they’re more lighthearted fare. Life is far too short to be so serious all the time, right?

Do you recognize me from somewhere else? I write for a number of other sites, like John Chow dot Com and MEGATechNews. I’ve also appeared in some form or another on sites like Miss 604, The Commentary, and All Indie Writers, as well as on CBC television. Have a look at my list of media appearances for more.

Want to follow me online? I live my life on the web and you can find all the corresponding social media profiles via the icons at the top and bottom of this page. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram… yeah, I do that.

And of course, if you have any suggestions or constructive criticism, hit me up via the contact page whenever you want. It’s all good.

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