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What’s Up Wednesdays: Wind of Change

September 2nd, 2015

Following months of severe drought, Vancouver was hit with a heavy rain and wind storm over the weekend. This wreaked all sorts of havoc, knocking down trees and leaving thousands of people without power. As Stacey Robinsmith points out, complaining about losing your power for 24 hours or more doesn’t do you any good. If […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Be a Real Man

August 26th, 2015

What does it mean to be a real man? What does it mean, really? If we were to follow the stereotypical tradition, perhaps he’s like the bearded fellow above. He does physical labor and is the sole breadwinner for his family. He’s also emotionally unavailable and a strict disciplinarian. But this notion of a real […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: That’s Just Super

August 19th, 2015

Every Wednesday, I share a selection of blog posts that have piqued my interest for one reason or another. This week, we start off with some sage advice from Leo Babauta. He reminds us that the reason we think we have too much to do and not enough time is that we really are just […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: It Affects Me

August 12th, 2015

It’s time once again for the weekly speedlink on Beyond the Rhetoric. We get started with a new blog for Ray Ebersole, one that is separate from his blog on education and technology. On “It Affects Me,” he writes about how he has been struggling with a lack of focus lately. This has resulted in […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Travel Stories

August 5th, 2015

Kicking off this week’s speedlink of travel stories, we’ve got Steffani Cameron outlining how she plans to protect herself during her upcoming epic adventure. She plans on doing a little globetrotting, so she needs to ensure not only her personal safety (and the safety of her belongings), but Steffani needs to also think seriously about […]

Happy B.C. Day!

August 3rd, 2015

Today, we celebrate the 157th birthday of our beautiful province. You don’t look a day over 101, British Columbia. Most banks, government agencies and professional offices are closed on B.C. Day, but you can likely expect to find a great number of shops, cafes and restaurants open today, happily accepting the business of all those […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Fancy Cakes

July 29th, 2015

Every Wednesday, I gather up and share some fun blog posts from around the Internet. This week, we start things off by heading down under to visit with Darrell Milton. While he may not be a fancy baker by trade, he decided to make a custom R2-D2 birthday cake for his son. He documented the […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Best Part of Waking Up

July 22nd, 2015

I’ve never been a morning person and perhaps that’s part of the reason why I embarked on this freelance journey nearly a full decade ago. After becoming a father, however, everything changed and I’ve been forced to alter my sleep routine. If you’re like me or you’re otherwise undergoing similar life changes, you may want […]