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What’s Up Wednesdays: Wisdom of Experience

December 17th, 2014

For this week’s speedlink, we ponder some sage words of wisdom. As much as I give my friend Bob Buskirk a hard time, we’ve both been able to make a living doing what we love, working for ourselves. In responding to people who “would love to do what you do,” he says the reason why […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Wanna Play a Game?

December 10th, 2014

It’s time for another speedlink here on Beyond the Rhetoric and we’re getting started with fellow gaming dad Zach Rosenberg. Like me, he’s starting to feel a little old now that we’ve celebrated the 20th anniversary of PlayStation. I didn’t get into the Sony ecosystem until the PS3 (and even then, not really), since I […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Sweet Dreams

December 3rd, 2014

In last week’s speedlink, we learned how you could roll a soiled baby layette down to avoid smearing the mess on her poor little head. This week, we learn another useful parenting tip, this time from Mummie Erin. One of the challenges is helping the baby get a good night’s rest, so Erin explains the […]

On Thanksgiving and Being Thankful

November 27th, 2014

Since we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on a different day than our neighbors to the south, I already wrote about what I’m thankful for this year. And so, I won’t be reiterating my gratitude today. Instead, I’m going to leave a couple of other thoughts. First, it’s really easy to get caught up in the rampant […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Learn Something New

November 26th, 2014

Every Wednesday, I share some fun or informative reads from around the Internet. This week, start off with Mike Holman providing some of the key information you’ll want to learn about RESP contributions. While it may seem too early to think about Adalynn’s post secondary education, taking advantage of the government grants that come along […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Now That’s Entertainment

November 19th, 2014

Did you know that the predecessor to Beyond the Rhetoric was a humble Geocities site called Now That’s Entertainment? Following that fun little tidbit, this week’s speedlink has a dash of nostalgia mixed in with all sorts of ways to keep entertained. In the case of Zach Rosenberg, he’s sad that his son will never […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Just the Essentials

November 12th, 2014

Every Wednesday, I gather up and share some great blog posts from around the Internet and this week’s collection focuses on just the essentials. We start off with fellow daddy blogger Jonathan Ervine and his take on so-called baby essentials. It’s easy to buy into the marketing hype of the baby product industry, getting told […]

A Moment of Silence

November 11th, 2014

Lest we forget.