Entries for April, 2011 in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

  • Jared

    I am Rssing around

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    A friend of mine recently social mediaized me a question. “Jared, how can I follow you so that I don’t miss a single blog post of yours? We have to fumble through the internet and print out a copy so ...

  • Jared

    I found a 100K dollars

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is hiding. Kept in a safe place. Actually it is in a safe, a big safe. We normally call it a vault, like in the bank. The mysterious 100K dollars that was set aside, well, is set aside. It ...

  • Jared

    Stabbed in the side

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I truly hope everyone had a blessed Easter. This liturgical holiday is the highest in the Christian belief. Did Christ perform miracles? Did He teach wise sayings? Was He a good teacher? Moral champion? Ancient philosopher? All these matters little ...

  • Jared

    Fascination with Small

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    This morning I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and reading while it was still quiet. I typically end the day reading (unfortunately with the TV on) and begin the day reading. Often in the night, I find myself ...

  • Jared

    Delicious Crawfish and Coastal Bend

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    This past weekend, my wife and I made our way to Lost Cajun out by Coleto Creek. My first experiences with Lost Cajun were when I was sixteen I think. It was either that birthday or my 21st. Perhaps both. ...

  • Jared

    The Most Holy Week of the Year

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    has started. Holy Week is an intense week. It begins with the raising and cheering with palm branches, the entrance of the King into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. The donkey with its amazing personified virtues carries its Creator to ...

  • Jared

    Friday Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    “Bones” and the chupacabra So I was able to watch “Bones” last night. In the episode, a chupacabra killed a man and the FBI investigated the case. The show was so unrealistic. Everybody knows that chupacabras don’t live Virginia! Looks ...

  • Jared

    A child’s book that appreciates family

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Over here at the Tomanek house, daily reading with my oldest is becoming more and more fun. He has taken a liking to the “Magic Tree House” series with Jack and Annie sharing their adventures. The latest has been “A ...

  • Jared

    What are schools for?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    With the Advocate report regarding VISD’s situation with extracurricular activities and traveling expenses, etc., I figured I would open up a conversation in regards to the purpose of education and schools. I will my post short and sweet and hope ...

  • Jared

    Buy, sell, and trade: Mall vs. Market square

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    After reading the article regarding the Victoria Mall and suggestions from viewers and readers on what they would like to see there I began to think about what I would like to see. I have to admit, I get very ...

  • Jared

    Proof of aliens; I saw their ship (Pictured in post)

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    My wife and I travelled to Dallas this past weekend. She competes in races and they had one, so off on the six hour trip we went. I remember some advice a received around last Thanksgiving regarding going to Dallas. ...

  • Jared

    Friday Swift Notes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    There is not an app for that As much as I truly enjoy my iPhone, I have to be careful that it doesn’t turn into my 3”X4” idol. So I figured I would give name a few things that there ...

  • Jared

    3 apps for Leadership

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Small businesses face some disadvantages when competing with big business. One of the more valuable reasons big business has the upper hand is access to information. Times are changing though. As technology and innovation increase, the small business is becoming ...

  • Jared

    Lesson 2: Open communication and Rabbit ears

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It was announced a couple weeks ago already that the Victoria Regional Airport was inviting comments from Victorians regarding the best choice of two to service Victoria flights. Here are my thoughts and experiences and perhaps a wonderful testimony of ...

  • Jared

    Get ready Victoria

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    In about a month, or exactly a month plus or minus a day or two, Victoria will be home to another. I know packing, scheduling, and saying goodbyes will be difficult. The stress of moving is hardly ever fun times; ...

  • Jared

    Liberal Leadership

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    If you thought this post was going to include rants and vegetable throwing, there are plenty of other places to find it. Rather, I ran across a pretty good article on the demand for those who study the liberal arts. ...

  • Jared

    Friday Swift Notes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Breaking news Why is some news “breaking”? Is it because it will shatter the other news? Or because everytime something happens it is given this title and soon breaks my heart to read that something arbitrary has taken place and ...