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What’s Up Wednesdays: The Walking Dead

January 28th, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you lived in a fictional universe? We open this week’s speedlink with Stacey Robinsmith as he compares life on a TV show or movie with the real world. What if everything were scripted like The Truman Show and it just seemed pleasant? Or would going […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Modern Life

January 21st, 2015

We start this week’s speedlink with Cathy Browne as she recounts her Modern Chinatown Tasting experience with Vancouver Food Tour. It’s easy to assume that Vancouver’s Chinatown is an old place with medicinal herbs and knick-knacks, it’s also become home to non-Chinese establishments like The Modern Bartender, Calabash Bistro (Caribbean), Bestie (German) and Mamie Taylor’s […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Gobble Gobble

January 14th, 2015

It’s time once again for the weekly speedlink. Kicking things off, we have Karly Pinch describing her experience working on a small scale organic farm. In addition to helping out with raising the pigs, lambs and chickens, she took on the personal project of raising turkeys too. This was the entire process from when the […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Fresh Start

January 7th, 2015

With a new year comes the promise of a fresh start for some people and this is particularly timely from Amber Strocel as she explores getting laid off from her job as the Managing Editor of She says that’s she’s “going to be okay,” but losing your job–especially through no fault of your own–is […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: A 2014 Retrospective

December 31st, 2014

On this final day of 2014, we turn to our fellow bloggers as they reflect on the year that was. Starting with Deborah Ng, she explores some of the lessons she learned in her retrospective. Finishing last isn’t so bad, because that’s how you get the most applause; quality is more important than quantity, so […]

Wishing You a Merry Christmas Z

December 25th, 2014

I know. A little random. But after I put my buddy Goku up on our remarkably modest Christmas tree, I just couldn’t help myself. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and thank you for your continued support. May all your power levels be over 9000 and all your holiday cheer be fully Super Saiyan activated. […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 24th, 2014

Even though it is indeed the day before Christmas, today’s speedlink is not holiday-themed. What you will get is some good reading from around the web, starting off with Andy Hinds and his take on keeping the kids away from TV. I’ve been told that infants shouldn’t have any “screen time” until they are two […]

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 […]