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Happy Turkey Day, America

November 26th, 2015

Hey there, America. I’m Canadian, so I celebrated Thanksgiving last month with my family. That shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your own turkey day too. I hope you get all the fixings with plenty of stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Just remember to take this day for what it is and truly express your […]

Lest We Forget

November 11th, 2015

A moment of silence.

What’s Up Wednesdays: Dilly of a Pickle

November 4th, 2015

We start this week’s speedlink with Carol Browne, who recently spent an afternoon filling some jars. As convenient as it might be to head to the local supermarket and just buy a jar of commercial pickles from some mega corporation, there is something to be said about making your own. You know exactly what goes […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: With the Flow

October 28th, 2015

For this week’s speedlink, we throw around some flying fish by way of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Krista Ewert has taken the four simple principles from the fish philosophy and has decided to apply them to every aspect of her life. Indeed, life “doesn’t suck” when you choose to be present, choose your attitude, make […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: More Than Cute

October 21st, 2015

Being a dad to a little girl completely changes your perspective on just about everything. I’ve become far more cognizant of what society deems to be gender appropriate and I’m already tired of it. John Marcotte agrees and that’s why is launching a campaign, exclaiming that Halloween costumes for girls can be more than […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Fun and Games

October 14th, 2015

Kicking off this week’s speedlink, Tara Jensen provides a rather extensive list of haunted houses in the Lower Mainland. For all of my fellow residents of the Metro Vancouver area, this handy roundup should help you locate some of the best scares in town. Admission to most of the haunted houses is under $10 and […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Stay At Home

October 7th, 2015

Let’s dive right in with this week’s speedlink. With (Canadian) Thanksgiving coming up next week, Rebecca Coleman is sharing a great recipe for everyone who plans to stay at home for a nice family dinner. To go along with your turkey, you might consider putting together her cranberry goji sauce instead of simply dumping some […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Creative Podcast

September 30th, 2015

It’s time once again for another speedlink here on Beyond the Rhetoric. You might recall when I had the opportunity to chat with Joseph Planta and Jackie Pierre last week. Now, the first episode of Two P’s in a Podcast is available for your listening pleasure. In the series premiere, they talk about Vancouver’s cost […]