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What’s Up Wednesdays: An Important Announcement

October 26th, 2016

Today is an extra special edition of What’s Up Wednesdays, as I have an important announcement to make, but let’s make our way through this week’s speedlink first. Kicking things off, we have Oscar Gonzalez sharing his adventures in Disneyland with a couple of kids in tow. It seems challenging enough trying to wrangle one […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: A Spooky Smurf

October 19th, 2016

With (Canadian) Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s time to look forward to the spookiest time of the year. Kicking off this week’s collection of blog posts, Kristyl Clark has organized a great list of Halloween events in the Fraser Valley. If you’re in search of a good scare on the other side of the Fraser […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Not a Big Deal

October 12th, 2016

It’s just another Wednesday. No big deal. It just means it’s time to saunter around the web in search of great blog posts again. We start with Stacey Robinsmith explaining the true meaning of road signs that many people seem to misinterpret. A pedestrian crossing sign does not mean you can walk across the street […]

Bulletproof Coffee: Fuel for the Modern Dad

October 10th, 2016

Something that I continue to struggle with on a daily basis is figuring out how to balance my professional life as a freelance writer with my responsibilities as a stay-at-home dad. Either one of those roles individually can represent an all-encompassing lifestyle on which I can define who I am. It always feels like there […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Grand Adventure

October 5th, 2016

Are you struggling to get over yet another hump day? It’s like they come around every week, just like these speedlinks that should lift your spirits. How convenient! Starting things off, we visit with Vuitton Chan who explains the many perks of traveling alone. I’ve said many times before that travel is one of the […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Evolution of Change

September 28th, 2016

We lead off this week’s collection of fun and insightful blog posts with Jeff Desjardins, who is back to his terrific infographic-making ways. This time, he takes a look at how the logos of some of our favorite companies have changed over time. The evolution of the Pepsi logo is particularly fascinating, because the current […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Pursuit of Happiness

September 21st, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine asked a rather poignant question: Are you happy? It seems like no matter how many ducks we get in a row, happiness can be fleeting. We must continue to chase it. With that, we start this week’s blog post collection with Brian S. Turner . He […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Rising to the Top

September 14th, 2016

It’s Wednesday, so we’re off on another virtual stroll through the blogosphere. (Do people still say “blogosphere” anymore?) Anyone who is friends with Bob Buskirk on Facebook will know that he loves posting positive life affirmations. And one of the most important life lessons he has learned in his 32 years is that material possessions […]