Beyond the Rhetoric


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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.

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Productive Life

October 29th, 2014

We all make the assumption that it is in our own best interest to set appropriate goals and then to work toward them. Dan Williams disagrees. While they can serve a purpose, goals can be toxic as they can blind you from other opportunities and make you forget about the importance of the process. In […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Kids These Days

October 22nd, 2014

What’s the deal with political correctness anyway? When does being cheeky and topical go too far? With Halloween right around the corner, Deborah Ng is tackling some of these very issues as she ponders how (in)appropriate an Ebola hazmat costume for her son might be. She took to Facebook and was quickly bombarded with over […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Blogging Life

October 15th, 2014

This week’s speedlink kicks off with Paul Gannon explaining why your blog shouldn’t have a homepage. He disagrees with the many blogging professionals who say that your homepage acts like a storefront meant to entice customers through the door. A visitor reading your homepage is already in the store and your job now is to […]

I Am Thankful For…

October 13th, 2014

American Thanksgiving isn’t until next month, but we like to celebrate Turkey Day a little earlier here in Canada. And with the scent of pumpkin spice in the air, we also take this time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. As much as I may gripe about this or that, […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Useless Things

October 8th, 2014

Let’s dive right into this week’s speedlink. Knowledge for its own sake is incredibly powerful and infinitely useful. That’s why Scott Young says that learning useless things isn’t all that useless after all. From what psychologists call the availability heuristic to how knowing something helps you learn new things more easily, learning “useless” tidbits of […]