Hi. I’m Michael Kwan and this is my blog. Beyond the Rhetoric is partly professional and partly personal in nature, serving as a creative outlet where I can let my creativity flow freely without the inhibitions and restrictions of client specifications.

I make my living as a full-time freelance writer, writing primarily about technology, social media, consumer electronics and the digital lifestyle, but here on Beyond the Rhetoric, the subject matter can be a lot more eclectic in nature. It’s got a little bit of everything, which is largely in line with how I live my life.

One day, I might put up a post about stress management or life philosophy. Another day, you might find a movie review, a restaurant review, some grammar tips, an essay on my experience as a work-from-home dad or some profound wisdom from the unlikeliest of sources. Whatever the topic may be, the posts are generally more casual in nature as I go “beyond the rhetoric” to give you the straight goods. At least, that’s the idea and it should give you a better look at Michael Kwan, the guy behind the pen (or keyboard).

You can expect the posts to be honest and true, whether they’re more philosophical in nature or they’re more lighthearted fare. Life is far too short to be so serious all the time, right?

Michael Kwan in Generation Social

Do you recognize me from somewhere else? I write for a number of other sites, like John Chow dot Com and MEGATechNews. I’ve also appeared in some form or another on sites like Miss604, The Commentary, and All Indie Writers, as well as on CBC TV. Have a look at my list of media appearances for more.

Want to follow me online? I live my life on the web and you can find all the corresponding social media profiles via the icons in the sidebar. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram… yeah, I do that.

And of course, if you have any suggestions or constructive criticism, hit me up via the contact page whenever you want. It’s all good.

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