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What’s Up Wednesdays: Spot Prawn Season

May 18th, 2016

What’s your favorite season? Beach season? Ski season? For many residents of Metro Vancouver, it’s spot prawn season! Tara Lee from the 365 Days of Dining blog (disclosure: I write for them too) has put together a list of five ways to enjoy spot prawns. The simplest and most basic would be to steam or […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: A Sweet Escape

May 11th, 2016

Oftentimes, we turn to the Internet in search of a sweet escape, living vicariously through other people and their stories. In this week’s speedlink, we get away from the everyday, starting with Bianca Bujan and her recent trip to Summerland. It was a full family affair with several mom bloggers bringing their kids along for […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Curve Ball of Life

May 4th, 2016

Let’s get started with this week’s speedlink. When life throws you lemons, you’re supposed to figure out how to make a lemon martini (or something like that). In the case of Marc Smith, he has been thrown a curve ball, because he must move out of the home where he has lived for the last […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: 65 Easy Steps

April 27th, 2016

Based on the feedback I received from last week’s post, it seems everyone wants these hump day speedlinks to continue. So, here we are again. Kicking off the collection this week, Stevie Kinnear of Big Awesome Mess simplifies the process of how to take your kids to the store. It’s so easy that it only […]

Should I Continue What’s Up Wednesdays?

April 20th, 2016

What I choose to write about on Beyond the Rhetoric has changed over the course of its ten year history. Some of my earlier blog posts were more personal in nature. I used to write a lot more about video games and I once promised to review every movie I watched. Since becoming a dad, […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Finding Joy

April 13th, 2016

Life can be difficult. Life can be challenging. Life can be stressful. And that’s why we must remind ourselves of all the good things in our lives. For my part, a recent highlight was being featured by Gary M. Howell-Sherwin on his site as the dad blog of the week. I’m honored and humbled. In […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Pokemon Readers

April 6th, 2016

Pikachu! We choose you! The thinking behind the title for this week’s speedlink will become a little more apparent as we make our way through today’s collection of blog posts. We have the healthy-minded Ian Lee starting things off with describing the first six weeks of rehabilitation following his Achilles tendon rupture. He’s anxious to […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Wanderlust

March 30th, 2016

One of the best ways you can spend your money is on travel. Go out there. See the world. It’s with that philosophy in mind that we kick off this week’s speedlink with Lisa Bettany. She recounts her safari experience at the Makanyane Game Reserve in the northeastern part of South Africa. Seeing these majestic […]