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

  • Jared

    Victorian Pheidippides

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It was in the 60s versus last year’s 30s. We made the trip again and served our city proud. It was the annual 3M Half Marathon and Relay in Austin this past weekend. Did I run it? No way, I ...

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    Friday Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Marched for Life in Victoria I heard a head count of 200. Including the many high school kids from St. Joseph, there were a number of young families and their children. The cutest thing was a little girl that brought ...

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    Hilarity on the home front

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    In my household, even a princess needs to be taught from time to time. The scene: It is a school day morning. I have been through the making breakfast and getting my children dressed and ready for school. Ok, I ...

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    Don't shoot Bill...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Back in the day, yea, way back then, my early adult days. It was just me and the deer blind. I would sit, wait, whisper some songs, whittle on the side of the blind, check to make sure my gun ...

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    Victoria Regional Niche

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Crowdsource discussion time. What is a niche? I am not talking about a place in a wall to hold something. Where this is a niche, I don’t think people will come to Victoria for this type of specialty. Think of ...

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    As a former zygote, embryo, and fetus

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I fully support the March for Life. Hundreds of thousands are marching for life this morning in Washington D.C. I remember well those years I went. Cold, misty, hours in the weather, hands frozen, feet wet, hoods on, coat bundled, ...

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    Swift Notes Friday

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    That loud group It was us. Singing, laughing, chatting, raising glasses. We had a blast. Coastal Bend supplied the music and Greek Brothers supplied the place of merriment. Familiar faces around, seeing old classmates, and catching up with old and ...

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    Language of the Body

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    There are plenty things that I have found wrong with the “Vagina Monologues” script. One is the example of the celebration of seducing a minor with alcohol and then sexually abusing her. Another is the rather horrible picture of men ...

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    Get ready for "in-migration," Northerners are coming???

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The South is rising again! This shall be good news for businesses south of the Mason Dixon. The South is starting receive permanent Snow Birds. The South is starting to receive more Yankees. This one of the latest trends found ...

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    Too close for comfort

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I played many sports but watch very little today. There are basically two reasons I watch little. One is that I have small kids that like to watch cartoons. The second is that I enjoy unwinding by reading. The current ...

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    Felix natalis Antonius

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    3 years ago today, the birth of our third born, the initial face-to-face meeting with the boy that was birthed a couple of days before scheduled so that he could see the light on his patron name sake's feast day. ...

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    Friday Swift Notes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Increasing the tax base the old fashioned way Congrats to a close friend. They are expecting their fifth child! Life is precious in and of itself. It brings along many secondary benefits, one of them being economical. More people, or ...

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    Ready, set, go

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Market strategy is similar to chess. The better you know how the game is played and the better you can see more moves in advance, the more likely you make the right moves that will gain you the advantage. There ...

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    Servants of the servants of Victoria that protect and serve

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I believe Robert Greenleaf will be happy to know. There is another organization taking its leaership development cues from him. The VPD. Robert Greenleaf is the founder of the leadership movement known as Servant Leadership. He was born in the ...

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    The GLOBE

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    No, I am not talking about the international study on leadership that looked at a whole bunch of different cultures. For the GLOBE study, here is the link. How do you see problems? One sided, one dimensional, two, 3, ....? ...

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    Friday Swift Notes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    When something major brings you to realize the important things Yesterday, I got a knock on my front door from a neighborhood friend. He and his family are here as political asylum refugees. Please keep them in your prayers, their ...

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    Can a toll prevent a troll?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Disclaimer This post is to provoke thought and discussion. I am not saying I think this or that, but rather desiring to promote dialogue. It starts with books. Many things get my head spinning, I prefer literature as my form ...

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    It is Mother's and Father's Day for me

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I guess technically it should have been celebrated 9 months ago. That is when my world was much different. How different was it? Let's put it this way, I went from non-existence, nada, zilch to something with a complete DNA ...

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    “I don’t see a dea, daddy”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    For the first time ever, I took my youngest son to the place you look out but call “blind.” It was overcast, yucky, and 3:00 when we got to the stand. It was perfect for seeing deer hunting. There we ...