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

  • Jared

    Friday Rapid Summaries

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Photo by jlastras at Flickr. vs. Photo by Mykl Roventine via Flickr. Who shall win? What are your predictions? Perhaps both will be as successful as the other. It is not a zero-sum game with the two. Having never experienced ...

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    High class

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    You know sometimes you read a book and it spins you off into pondering something else. Something similar happens to me when I look at a map. I go for directions, whether the old time folded paper in the glove ...

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    The real history of Freemasons

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    What really goes on at Area 51. Loch Ness discovered. Big Foot caught on tape. Did astronauts land on the moon? Assassination of JFK must have been members of the Illuminati. “What is in the water, find out at 10.” ...

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    Welcome to the hub

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Victoria has another new resident. The Texas Zoo recently hired a curator for the zoo. Ms. Blomberg introduced him to the folks at the VEDC partnership meeting this morning. The introduction was short and sweet and her comment caught my ...

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    Positive vs. Natural

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Gravity has its laws. Those laws of gravity are not positive laws. Don’t worry, they are not negative either. Rather they are natural laws. Positive laws are those fiats that are determined by lawmakers. The traffic and litter laws are ...

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    Friday Undersized Annotations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Denmark doesn’t like the handicapped and China doesn’t like women This becomes a serious problem when you redefine when life begins because choosing who gets to live follows. In Denmark, if you are mentally handicapped, chances will be good that ...

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    Mistaken friendship

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Have you ever experienced it? You log on to facebook and see that red dot at the top of the screen. It is the notification signal. Upon opening it, you see that So and So has requested your friendship. After ...

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    If Victoria is so bad or boring

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    ...have another child. For some reason, these people keep parents very busy. Bringing a new life into the world is also quite incredible. Besides the fact that each person is invaluable and unrepeatable, having children has secondary benefits. It helps ...

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    Imagine that

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is about an inch by an inch by a quarter inch and holds many songs. The Shuffle is a pretty cool device. Ok, it has been out for awhile, nothing new to report. But how I purchased the Shuffle ...

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    “Looking for love in all the wrong places.”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I am sure they will bow their heads in what will appear as understanding. However, it will not be because it is new information that suddenly dawned on them. It won’t that spark, the reason a teacher enters into the ...

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    My grass didn’t hear about the burn ban

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    No, it is not black. Rather it is skinnier and turning brown, in short it is burning or scorching. The grass in the yard didn’t hear about the burn ban. It would be nice for a slow day long rain ...

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    Who checked out this book?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I am reading this lengthy book on world history. When I searched to buy this book, there were only ones were available. Typically, I prefer new. Re-reading a used book can be something like gazing into someone’s intellectual journal. The ...

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    The Golden Rule vs. The One Ring

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Who will win? It is a zero sum game with this one. Nothing short but culture is on the line. Either you do unto others as you would do unto yourself, or you do to yourself at the expense of ...

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    Friday’s Deals

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Too big to fail because... we were too mediocre to produce. This was an interesting explanation I recently heard in discussing development. The speaker was the chair of the business department at Catholic University. His idea goes like this, basically, ...

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    So many Band-Aids

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is complicated I know especially when one Band-Aid is under another one which is covering another that covers another and the under that one still has another underneath it. Sometimes one is taken off and to the surprise of ...

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    Down Airline

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Growing up in Cimarron, the way to school was always via Airline. Sure there were the days that mom would shake things up a bit and keep two young kids wondering by driving down Miori Lane, but usually it was ...

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    Lesson 3506830.08575 of Life

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    One of my all time favorite appetizers is cooked by my father. I enjoy shrimp, especially grilled. I also like bacon, especially when wrapped around shrimp. I can eat those creations all day if there is ever enough. So we ...

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    Friday in a Blink

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Watching Little League That is what I did last weekend in Houston. The Astros played Tampa Bay. Tampa did alright, nothing special for a pro game. The Astros, well, my son’s team could have given them a run for their ...