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What’s Up Wednesdays: The Road Ahead

July 23rd, 2014

Without resorting to the Willie Nelson song that inevitably comes to mind, we’re on the road again with this week’s speedlink. We kick off the journey with Duane Storey, who is planning a road trip across North America with his girlfriend. He is driving all the way from Chilliwack, British Columbia to Hamilton, Ontario and […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Fun Animal Facts

July 9th, 2014

Normally with the What’s Up Wednesday series, I round up interesting blog posts from the preceding week to share with you. Much of the time, these posts have something to do with working from home or otherwise leading a better life. Today’s speedlink is a little different, as I’ve gathered up some fun facts about […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Getting Schooled

July 2nd, 2014

Every Wednesday, I share some fun blog posts from around the web. Here is this week’s selection. Canada is known for a lot of things. We’re known for our hockey, for our maple syrup and for our sense of being a cultural mosaic. As Buzz Bishop points out, we also have quite a few famous […]

5 Signs You Are a Real Canadian

July 1st, 2014

Today is Canada Day and our country isn’t looking too shabby for a 147-year-old. In past years, I’ve written about the full lyrics to O Canada and how some famous folk view Canada. This year, I’m taking a look at what it means to me to be a “real” Canadian. Bear in mind that this […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Taking It Easy

June 25th, 2014

It’s time for another speedlink on Beyond the Rhetoric, so let’s get down to it. I’m a city boy by nature and I’ve come to take modern conveniences for granted. Karly Pinch, on the other hand, has been taking a completely different approach for the last six weeks, working on a small scale mixed farm. […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Cuppa Joe

June 18th, 2014

Every Wednesday, I share some fun blog posts that I find from around the web. Let’s get down with this week’s collection. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to review the Tassimo brewbot and I commented on these single-cup brewing systems. Now, Ed Lau has taken the time to review the updated Keurig Rivo […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: On the Road Again

June 11th, 2014

Let’s dive right into this week’s speedlink. Many of us view the past through rose-tinted glasses, talking about the “good old days” and how things used to be. Ariane Khachatourians explores this concept a little further by discussing the value of nostalgia, particularly when it comes to certain music and the feelings those songs can […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Tell Your Story

June 4th, 2014

Let’s get started with this week’s speedlink. As a professional writer myself, I always find it best when I can produce my articles in a single session as the resulting piece usually feels more cohesive. The same is true with longer works too, which is why Allison Winn Scotch is wondering whether or not she […]