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5 Signs You Are a Real Canadian

Jul 01, 2014No Comments

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

Paralyzed By Too Much Information Again

Jun 30, 2014No Comments

If you’ve been following me on social media lately, then you may have already heard that there will be a new addition to my family

Sunday Snippet: L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz...

Jun 29, 2014No Comments

“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?” Later on this evening, I’ll be heading to Queen Elizabeth Theatre in

Grammar 101: Confusing Singulars and Plural...

Jun 27, 2014No Comments

At the most fundamental level, most English speakers understand that they should match the verb to the noun. If you have a singular subject, then

On Letting Go of the Dangling Carrot

Jun 26, 2014No Comments

Here in North America, at least in recent generations, we have been told that just about anything is possible. You really can be an astronaut

What’s Up Wednesdays: Taking It Easy

Jun 25, 2014No Comments

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

A Walk Through Vancouver’s Chinatown

Jun 24, 2014No Comments

As a kid, I spent a fair bit of time in Vancouver’s Chinatown, both with my parents and my grandparents. We’d go down there to

Matcha Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics

Jun 23, 2014No Comments

By now, you’ve surely heard about some of the purported health benefits of green tea, particularly when it comes to Japanese matcha. It’s supposed to

Sunday Snippet: John C. Maxwell

Jun 22, 2014No Comments

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” What does it take to be a great leader?

Movie Reviews: Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men Days...

Jun 20, 2014No Comments

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) When you are playing most video games, you don’t have a huge fear of dying. That’s because you know that you’ll