Entries for October, 2010 in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

  • Jared

    Friday Swift Notes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Say "No" to drugs My oldest child came home from school with those rubber bracelet things that are popular now. It had a message all around it. He read it to me, "Drugs are cool." I was shocked. "What are ...

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    Field trips

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Every student, at least that I have taught and known loves this adventure. Today, I know my children have to earn points via responsibility and behavior and the carrot that gets them in line is the field trip that they ...

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    Controversy attracts

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is one of those things that I wish could change, but seems to be in some sense unchangeable. I work in the general vicinity of VISD Administration building and passed by it on the way to lunch yesterday. A ...

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    Boundaries

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Boundaries create a sense of community. Whether they are county lines, city limits, rivers, or in the case of Trinidad and Tobago, an ocean and gulf. The culture of community of Trinidad and Tobago is quite easy to see. In ...

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    Baffles my mind...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Through all my leadership studies, it became common to see that a mark of a good leader is to hire people that have positive attributes that are superior than your own. The next step is to retain these incredible people ...

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    Friday Quick Take

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Book on order I just ordered "Small Giants" by Bo Burlingham. Who that heck is that and why is he writing a book about minature big things? He is editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine and I hope he opens the door ...

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    "The stars at night..."

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    So the song goes. But last night, I didn't see many stars, the moon was out in her splendor. It was quite beautiful. The stars have treated mankind since wonderment entered the mind. Although I grew up watching old re-runs ...

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    A feast and a birth

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is quite interesting. Today's date celebrates a feast in the Christian tradition. It is also the date of birth for a person that is considered one of America's top philosophers and education revolutionaries. The difference between the two is ...

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    Being vs. Doing

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I mentioned yesterday that our family went to Mass on Saturday. On this particular occassion, my parents went with me to help . We call this the 3 on 3. Man-to-man defense is much easier than zone, especially with the ...

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    Sometimes you're a pigeon, sometimes you're the statue...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The weekend was jammed packed with fun stuff, although the downside is my wife missed it due to a girl's weekend in San Antonio to see "The Beauty and the Beast." My children rode horses, painted their hair, and ate ...

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    "Bring out your dead..."

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I am trying a new format for the blog on Friday's. I stole the idea from one of my favorite blog writers. Let's see how it goes. Growing up with Victoria garage sales The title line may be familiar. It ...

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    Microcosm of the VEDC

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    A key objective of the VEDC is to recruit new business to the Victoria area. The VEDC lists six ways they accomplish this task. Two of the six include: •Initiating contact with companies within targeted industries. •Responding to industrial and ...

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    Accessibility of our elected officials

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Small cities are wonderful places. They are just big enough to have some of the big city things and small enough that you recognize business owners, elected officials, and cultural icons. I have found that I am most successful in ...

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    Love hurts sometimes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I am curious about many things. I enjoy learning about all kinds of different subjects. For instance, behavioral studies is something that I find quite interesting. From the mundane human activities to advertising psychology to dangerous minds, the human person ...

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    "Attitude of Gratitude"

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    We had a pretty busy weekend. My wife worked on Saturday, so the kids and I did some chores around the house for a few hours. I cleaned and they made more messes. I cleaned more and they made more ...

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    "Fogive trespasses, give candy..."

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    My youngest son, 2 years old, is picking up on his brother's homework for CCD. The oldest, 7 years, is learning the core prayers of his Faith in preparation for what will culminate in his First Confession and First Communion. ...

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    conservative in the mind and liberal in the heart

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    My approach on life in general can be summed up by a wise man I love to read, he said that we should be conservative in the mind and liberal in the heart. This has become my philosophical way of ...

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    The old and the new

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    "I can see the future when I just close my eyes" and I saw a little of it as I stepped out of my truck onto Main Street last night. I intentionally parked two blocks away so that I could ...

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    St. Francis, ora pro nobis.

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Yesterday was an important celebration for me. Ten years ago, I graduated with my bachelor's from a university that was the hometown of Dean Martin. The mural on the side of Kroger's made sure everyone knew he came from there. ...

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    A scholar and a gentleman...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The Advocate did a really good investigative report with the UH/UHV emails regarding Dr. Hudson. It appears Dr. Hudson may have been thinking more along the lines of what his campus needs to grow which would also help the region ...

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    Here is some stuff I found

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    A small collection of things Victoria on the web. Fun stuff. Now let's go outside and enjoy the day! Have a great weekend with friends and family! SNOW in VICTORIA TEXAS 2009 Chevy Pull Off in Victoria,TX Goat jumps over ...