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What’s Up Wednesdays: Words, Words, Words…

April 22nd, 2015

Even though “English” is spoken by the people in Brooklyn, Birmingham and Brisbane alike, they’re not exactly speaking the same language. As Darrell Milton points out, there are many differences between Australian and American English. While we may like soda and pop, folks living down under are more inclined to pick up a “fizzy drink.” […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Just Cruising

April 15th, 2015

To kick off this week’s speedlink, Stacey Robinsmith takes a moment to describe his recent cruise ship experience. He most recently enjoy a trip with Princess Cruises, but he has also sailed with Holland America and Celebrity Cruises. He enjoyed the central gathering place aboard the Grand Princess and his kids liked the Youth Centre. […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Kids These Days

April 8th, 2015

It’s pretty obvious that my daughter’s childhood is going to be vastly different from mine. The world in which kids grow up these days is just not the same… and we’re not just talking about the proliferation of smartphones and tablets either. As Mike Reynolds points out, he thinks he may be raising kids who […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: No Foolin’ Edition

April 1st, 2015

You’ll need to be extra skeptical as you make your way around the Internet today. Rather than mess around with an April Fools’ Day gag like I have done in previous years, there’s no foolin’ around today. Instead, it’s business as usual with another weekly speedlink. We start off with Ashley Beolens as he talks […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Just Smile

March 25th, 2015

Life can be hard. Life can be frustrating. Life can be exhausting. And that’s why we need to start this week’s speedlink with a simple lesson from educator Damien Riley. Rather than focusing on the things that upset us, he’s listing off the many things that make him smile. Happiness can come from the humblest […]

My Current Life in Numbers

March 24th, 2015

Even though I find myself in a career that decidedly leans more towards the “arts and creativity” end of the spectrum, numbers have always played a very important role in my life. I have a habit of wanting to quantify just about everything. There’s a certain comfort in knowing that you can ascribe specific numbers […]

These Zombie Eyes

March 19th, 2015

The birds are singing. The blossoms are blooming. And I feel like I want to rip my eyeballs straight out of their sockets. While I don’t normally suffer from seasonal allergies, this week has been positively torturous. My eyes are infuriatingly itchy, to the point where they actually start to hurt. Given these circumstances, in […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: First World Problems

March 18th, 2015

My shampoo and conditioner never run out at the same time. My hot coffee wasn’t so hot after I was pulled away to change a diaper. Kristen Lamb knows as well as anyone about the first world problems that we face. She recently had to deal with neutering a not-so-young cat, taking care of a […]