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What’s Up Wednesdays: Geeky Edition

May 20th, 2015

It’s true that Instagram is filled with #foodporn and selfies. It’s also true that you can find a pretty diverse group of people on the photo-centric social network, as Zach Rosenberg has unearthed some very geeky dads on Instagram who you should follow. James Estrada (@nerdyathomedad) is probably one of the best, featuring pictures of […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Conversational Strawberries

May 13th, 2015

Every Wednesday, I gather up some fun or informative blog posts from around the web to share with you here on Beyond the Rhetoric. For this week’s selection, we start with Joshua Wilner asserting that social media should be about conversation. How many times have you received dozens of birthday wishes on Facebook from people […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: My Sweet Potatoes

May 6th, 2015

It’s hump day! The bad news is that you’ve only made it halfway through the regular work week. The good news is that you are halfway to the weekend and you get to enjoy today’s speedlink too. Kicking things off, John Willey wonders whether or not he is doing enough for his kids. As parents, […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Free Comic Books

April 29th, 2015

It’s time once again for the weekly speedlink here on Beyond the Rhetoric. As we look forward to the weekend, 604 Now lists some of the shops in the Metro Vancouver area where you can get free comic books this Saturday. Yup, it’s Free Comic Book Day again and it’s being celebrated in multiple cities […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Words, Words, Words…

April 22nd, 2015

Even though “English” is spoken by the people in Brooklyn, Birmingham and Brisbane alike, they’re not exactly speaking the same language. As Darrell Milton points out, there are many differences between Australian and American English. While we may like soda and pop, folks living down under are more inclined to pick up a “fizzy drink.” […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Just Cruising

April 15th, 2015

To kick off this week’s speedlink, Stacey Robinsmith takes a moment to describe his recent cruise ship experience. He most recently enjoy a trip with Princess Cruises, but he has also sailed with Holland America and Celebrity Cruises. He enjoyed the central gathering place aboard the Grand Princess and his kids liked the Youth Centre. […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Kids These Days

April 8th, 2015

It’s pretty obvious that my daughter’s childhood is going to be vastly different from mine. The world in which kids grow up these days is just not the same… and we’re not just talking about the proliferation of smartphones and tablets either. As Mike Reynolds points out, he thinks he may be raising kids who […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: No Foolin’ Edition

April 1st, 2015

You’ll need to be extra skeptical as you make your way around the Internet today. Rather than mess around with an April Fools’ Day gag like I have done in previous years, there’s no foolin’ around today. Instead, it’s business as usual with another weekly speedlink. We start off with Ashley Beolens as he talks […]