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

  • Jared

    When does life begin?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Yesterday’s interview with Sam Valdivia attracted about 50 comments in about a day. Every abortion argument always comes down to a single question, “When does life begin?” All personal rights, women’s rights, human rights, etc. take their place after an ...

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    Awake

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Something deep down inside us is awake. It is always looking for the return. Tolkien understood this longing. Perhaps one of the best lines in the movie trilogy: “Become who you were born to be” which sums up the route ...

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    “Kind of starts out with an after taste…,”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Here is a series of gobble-gobble segments or videos. I hope they bring some laughs. I mean "Everybody loves Raymond." If you try this, it may overcook the gobler. Get the mouse. Singing turkeys. Cosby. See you Monday!

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    Usury making rounds

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Ok so you are here thinking, “What is Jared going to post today?” I know, I know. Each morning you wake up and the first thought that comes to mind after doing your morning offering is “I cannot start this ...

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    LIVE

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I would be an awful band manager. The reason would be obvious; I would only schedule performances in which I could easily attend. As the venues continue to open shop here in Victoria, I could easily be Coastal Bend’s band ...

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    Just notes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Dad and three teeth cleanings Yes, that was my experience yesterday. Thank God for Dr. Heard and her staff for keeping this guy sane. One area I really struggle with is waiting with my children. I got a great dose ...

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    Tell it like it is

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Integrity of character is a shining star these days. It is like a breath of fresh air to speak with another that may or may not agree but you know they speak honestly. I would like to think each spouse ...

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    Those were the days and his days are counting down

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Monks are not sad. I spent three years in a fraternal organization that many call frat but we called household. My last year of school, I roomed with a brother and it was common to hear Frank Sinatra blaring. I ...

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    Less is more

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    This past weekend, it was man and boy vs. nature. If there was ever a good weekend to go camping, this past Saturday was it. My son joined his den and pack on his first ever excursion into the woods. ...

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    Stacks of thoughts

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    “Dynamics of World History” I finished it last night. Christopher Dawson is fun to read. As a historian, he writes differently than just a bunch of facts, wars, and politics. It is more of a combination of culture, sociology, and ...

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    Human frailty

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    There is an old saying, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall.” I am speaking of the case of Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and the Penn State scandal. A couple of weeks ago, a men’s group that meets early ...

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    Is that person someone you can look up to?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It appears height matters to many. The taller a person, the more leaderly he appears to the minds of others. This neuromarketing blog calls it “caveman politics.” I am satisfied that this can be attributed to some kind of evolutionary ...

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    Beauty and music

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I cannot claim to be a music critic, but can only witness to the beautiful sounds that Eric Genuis gifted his audience last night. The performance soothed the soul. It was like retreating from the noise that distracts us. I ...

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    Schools of Thought

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Economics, business, and government I have noticed that entrepreneurs have a tendency toward limited government in the market and smaller businesses. For the business inventor, it is the service, challenge, building up, and then when successful, selling. Making a profit ...

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    A bald guy's reading list

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I have been following, off and on, Seth Godin’s blog and books for about five years now. He is kind of the Dave Ramsey of the marketing industry. What I mean is, he proposes ideas that are common sense but ...

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    7 billion today and 75 years from now

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Merry birthday to the baby that marked a new population era for the globe! It may have happened yesterday, last week, or early next year, but the projection that number 7,000,000,000 was celebrated yesterday. That is pretty cool think about, ...