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What’s Up Wednesdays: Out with the Kids

July 20th, 2016

Every Wednesday, I share a collection of fun blog posts from around the web. This week, we start by taking to the skies. Or rather, choosing perhaps not to take to the skies. You see, Janette Shearer has had a falling out with the airlines and she wants to “break up” with them. Things were […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Pokemon GO

July 13th, 2016

Many of my friends have been busy traveling across the land, searching far and wide. And then they post about their “catch of the night” on Facebook. Pokemon GO has exploded onto the scene and it’s got everyone talking. Despite all this excitement, Clayton Imoo has indicated that he is no fan and he has […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: With Great Power

July 6th, 2016

As regular readers of this blog already know, I gather up and share some great blog posts every Wednesday. This week, we start off with Tara Jensen and her adventures with the Netflix Stream Team. One of her favorite shows is Orange Is the New Black. It didn’t interest her at first, but like me, […]

Did You Know? Five Fun Facts for Canada Day

July 1st, 2016

On this Canada Day, I thought I’d share some interesting and perhaps little known facts about our humble and polite little country. For instance, while the Dominion of Canada was formed in 1867, we didn’t receive our full independence from the Parliament of the United Kingdom until the Canada Act 1982. Getting used to Canadian […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Night Owl

June 29th, 2016

Every Wednesday, I gather up a selection of blog posts from around the web that I think are worth reading. Today, we start with Mike Vardy and his explanation as to why he writes well after 9 pm. As a night owl, he found that trying to rewire himself into a morning person just seemed […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Distracted Driving

June 22nd, 2016

Every Wednesday, I share a collection of fun and interesting blog posts from around the web. Today, we start off with Stacey Robinsmith in the ‘burbs with his thoughts on local law enforcement focusing on catching distracted drivers. He was sitting at his favorite diner when he noticed that the police were quick to pull […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Father’s Day

June 15th, 2016

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I’d like to dedicate today’s speedlink to all the great dads out there. We start off with Jay Wisniewski, a father who has been struggling with depression. His personal essay provides incredible insight into what it’s like when you feel “stuck behind the window… covered in cobwebs and […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Rear Facing Seats

June 8th, 2016

Having trouble getting over those hump day blues? Maybe a healthy dose of thoughtful content around the web is just what the doctor ordered. Kicking off this week’s speedlink is “This West Coast Mommy” Olivia with her thoughts on when you should go from rear-facing car seats to front-facing for your toddler. Many people follow […]