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

  • Jared

    Christmas means “All you can eat.”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is right up there with some of the best. At the Christmas Vigil Mass, Father Bob Knippenberg at Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, Jesus Parish gave one of the best homilies I have had the pleasure of hearing. He ...

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    WARNING: Spoiler alert

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    There are only a few story lines that deserve a review of a trailer. Everybody like prison break themes, so the Hebrews escape from Egypt would get a trailer review. The human person is enthralled with heroes, so I would ...

  • Jared

    Delicious Christmas servings…

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    …that you could start to serve. Trust me, differentiation and a wow factor are memorable. Everybody is going to ham on Sunday; ever hear around the Christmas table, “Yea, remember that ham three years ago?” Nope. Neither have I. In ...

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    Tommy Boy

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I know it is a funny movie. But wrong “Tommy.” I am speaking about Tom Woods (http://www.tomwoods.com/). Lately he has been hinting at trying the paleo diet. He even interviewed Mark Sisson (http://primalblueprint.com/). Mark is the architect of the Primal ...

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    Occupy Floor

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Last night we had a laydown, not a lowdown. Rather, it is a different position for a similar reason to a sit-in. It was a son’s respons, a strike, and the father didn’t give in. It is Christmas break and ...

  • Jared

    A week in review

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Christmas cookies Holy cow. Running is hard when your snacks consist of those delicious Cimarron Express baked goodies and homemade sweets. It seems like taking two cookies forward and one run back. Gold’s Gym strategy One way to keep a ...

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    Adjusting caps

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    For the last few months, I have been reading a book called “Heinrich Pesch on Solidarist Economics.” This economist died in 1926 and was born in 1854. When you read Pesch, you must know his definitions and work from there. ...

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    Punching Bag

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Minus the bag. That is one of the things I miss about a Trini Christmas. The season is less than two weeks away, so it is time to start buying the ingredients, collecting the recipes, and planning those refreshments for ...

  • Jared

    “Can you give me the light?”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    We often associate this request with asking for a flame to get a cigarette roaring. But it may just have been the wise recognition, bidding, prayer of Simeon. Take a look here at Rembrandt’s rendition of Simeon meeting the Holy ...

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    I feel sorry for her shoes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The alarm sounds at 4:45 a.m. almost everyday. While I am warm and cozy or cool and dry, she is up and running. I hardly hear a complaint to go train. Like clockwork she heads to the treadmill or water. ...

  • Jared

    Short points

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    In charge I work for a small company and so I wear many hats and, no, not White hat or Black or Red Hat. So, I was in charge of the gifts for our company Christmas party. Maybe sometime I ...

  • Jared

    The first football play you learn

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Tag, two-below, two blitzes per four downs, two completions equal a first down, are all part of the game of backyard and front yard neighborhood football. At that earliest of age, the plays were simple. In the huddle, the quarterback ...

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    Hard hitting

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    For some weeks now, I have been attending a men’s leadership study at my parish, Holy Family. The numbers range, but for the most part, over a hundred men come to listen, learn, and discuss. This morning was an especially ...

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    Ask for clarification

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I thought we were about to have The Conversation in our house. About this time of the year, you would think that it would be “Does Santa really exist?” but that is not the question we thought we heard. You ...

  • Jared

    Still Thankful

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The Children’s House The yearly and wonderful production of “The Nutcracker” was performed yesterday. Mine was a mouse and then an Arabian dancer. I think the dancer was supposed to be two girls but one didn’t show up. Great job ...

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    Does changing the word make it so?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    My satirical journey to justify why I should be able to “give” myself your property: “I will call it “giving.” “To present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow” is the first definition and it sounds hard, but I do like ...