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

  • Jared

    Marriage by nature

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Before I write this post, I want to be very clear that I have the utmost respect and charity for each person, whether that means a difference in color, creed, race, sex, or sexual orientation. I say this because it ...

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    Who is Friday?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Are you Friday? A couple of years ago, I had the chance to have G.K. Chesterton over for breakfast. He introduced me to “The Man Who was Thursday.” Check it out sometime, fun reads. Fight fire with fire I think ...

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    That will go into my mental notebook

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Last night I went to my son’s Little League game. If you haven’t ever seen youngsters (6-7) play baseball, it is quite the experience. It is rather like Forrest Gump’s classic quote, “You never know what you’re going to get.” ...

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    Victoria Leadership Wanted: Apply inside

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Contending titles to the above: “Victoria Needs Local Leadership,” “It is not the government’s responsibility,” “Individualism fails miserably,” “Effects in ‘The Great Divorce,’” “Take a walk.” Whose fault is it? Many point to the civic officials and those that are ...

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    Circus sideshow

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I already have the 3 foot tall Terror of Northcrest, the Princess and the Bride, the Four-eyed 1st grader, and the High Jumping Weenie Dog. We just received the Lizard that Rides the Human Bike. Crazy, I know. I think ...

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    “I don’t read the blogs” and “Those blogs...”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I read the blogs. But then again, I am a blogger. I guess that is a close title. I think more accurately is digitized short form writer though. In my mind, bloggers do more than I. A blog is a ...

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    Friday in a Flash

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Flash mobs and Improv I have been enjoying different flash mobbing videos. From pro-life flash mobs with yellow balloons to improveverywhere, the videos are really cool. What makes them so successful? I think it comes down to being consumer driven ...

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    Ending of the school year

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Maybe it was just me, but I remember this time of the year as some of the most exciting. When May approached and May Crowning was celebrated, it also announced the nearness of the end of the school year. It ...

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    What makes Victoria great?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Here is my list of the top five things that make Victoria great. Of course, my family being here tops the list, so I am going to list things that pertain strictly to Victoria. Size. I find Victoria a perfect ...

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    When a Communist understands

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    In the tiny region of Emilia-Romagna Italy, the Communist party is not in charge. Well, the top official is Communist, but he is a different type. The failure of Communism is self-evident economically. I suspect the party in Italy can ...

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    When a visitor arrives

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    A friend’s friend is visiting town. So I thought I would take your recommendations. While he is here, I figured I would meet him for lunch for a touch of Victorian cuisine. What kind of food defines Victoria? When you ...

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    Friday Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    What the he-double hockey-sticks was that? It was rain. Wow those showers yesterday were very nice. Maybe I was imagining, but everything looked crisper and clear afterward. It is amazing what something so simple as water can do. The detective ...

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    Time travel is possible

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    One distinct characteristic that we share as persons is the ability to time travel. When I asked my “animal companion,” a new name they have not requested but some seek to call them, where he came from and what were ...

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    Why skip the hard part?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    On yesterday’s blog post, I commented “If there is a positive correlation of those with vested interest and voting, the goal should be to increase those with vested interest.” This is very hard to do no doubt. It requires granting ...

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    Cyclic problem

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Back in my UHV college days (after undergrad I needed some education courses to teach), I did a research project on alternative education options. The alternatives were charter schools, private schools, and home schools. As research began, we found a ...

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    In all fairness

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    So my in-laws in the paradise of Trinidad adopted a dog, German shepherd and ridge back mix. It is a rather dumb dog, but that is the topic of today’s post. The dog digs. The yards are small. I was ...

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    Friday Trinidad Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    You may have missed me That is because I was mandated by my superior to appear in the island of Trinidad. She twisted and pulled my arm until I screamed “Uncle” or I guess that would be “Auntie.” My lone ...

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    One of my dreams

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Normally, I wake up and cannot remember my dreams. I suppose I dream still, I wake up rested, usually. There was one night that I dreamed and woke up to remember it vividly. While in college, there was a large ...