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

  • Jared

    Friday Explications

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Blessed are the pacemakers If on a diet, I highly recommend salsa. Although my ketchup intake has decreased, I am all but drinking salsa. I know I can blend it, so it might become my new V8 type drink too. ...

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    Fill in the blank

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Fast Company's Co.Design blog mentioned a pretty cool idea regarding vacant lots. Due to the recession, there are plenty of major projects that were planned but placed on hold. These would range from huge developments in housing to the small ...

  • Jared

    Top 5 Catholic things to do in Victoria

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Lunch dates: You may not be able to make it every day, but at 12:05 St. Mary’s Parish has daily Mass. He is just there waiting for us to come by and see Him. Admitting failures. This keeps you honest ...

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    Consumer confidence shrinking

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Really? I mean, have you seen some of the quality of junk you can buy? I’d much rather have half the quantity and double the quality than double the quantity and half the quality. I would rather buy used quality ...

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    What about the Fall?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It probably is not a huge surprise the Fall and Spring are my favorite outdoor months. The temperatures make it super pleasant to be outside. As a parent, you learn about many of the weekend day trip Fall festivals. Last ...

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    Friday Service Announcements

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Middle of road No, not being socially conservative but fiscally progressive. Nor is it “Personally opposed but don’t think I should push morals on others” and whatever the hell that means. I have seen people two bicyclers riding in the ...

  • Jared

    Top Four Leadership Must-Reads, plus one for management

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Inspired by an Inc. article listing their “Best Leadership Books of All Time,” I decided to offer my own. Inc.’s list has a few novel type books, which are great and I will offer my own sub-creation recommendation. Many great ...

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    “Where Have All the Leaders Gone?”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I am not asking the question. Ron Ashkenas does in an HBR blog post. It is an important question to ponder. Ashkenas basically says that today’s leaders are bombarded with obstacles that need instant attention and they try to appease ...

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    On the hunt

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Over the past month or so, I have been trying harder to eat healthy. Less calories per day and better quality of those calories. For example, I have become the master at making the 225 calorie or so breakfast burrito. ...

  • Jared

    Itsy Bitsy Spider

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    You sang this to your children when they were too young to understand it, but it is well worth revisiting from time to time. Firstly, the spider is not a normal spider. It is itsy-bitsy; that is small, tiny, miniscule, ...

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    Friday Spots

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    VOCs on the vertical floors There are plenty of schools now that are following the advice written by Meredith Byrd in today’s Advocate. If certain paints create fumes that cause headaches, it seems reasonable that schools would desire the use ...

  • Jared

    Ahhh, sweet lemonade

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Although I like my yolk easy and my bourbon light, the best thing about receiving a lemon is making it sweet lemonade. I have a friend that was not satisfied with having water at a reception and in making that ...

  • Jared

    Looking for jobs in the all the right places

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Would you rather be 1 in a 1000 or like 1 in 10 when looking for a job? Social media is here and more than likely will be staying. I know Facebook is big here in Victoria and if you ...

  • Jared

    A community or mob?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I hope you are watching the GOP debates. Yes, some of the questions seem to be repeats. CNN’s Tea Party debate last night was better than the prior ones in my opinion. Maybe that had something to with allowing questions ...

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    This is what I like to hear.

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    “We can fix anything.” As a customer, or even costumer, this was the best news for this little project. A couple of weeks ago, I bought this cap. It was a $40 cap, which was too much for my wallet. ...

  • Jared

    Who is Friday?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Find out when you read “The Man Who Was Thursday” by Chesterton. It is one of his classics and won’t take long. “apostle to the slaves, slave to the slaves, slave of the blacks” “We must speak to them with ...

  • Jared

    Take pride in the death penalty

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    At least that is the way I interpreted it. Are you serious? I consider the number of people killed by the death penalty to be an embarrassment to the state I love. I understand that an official must make a ...

  • Jared

    Human person appropriate

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The other day, I spent about 20 minutes reading. In those twenty sets of sixty seconds, I read all of three paragraphs. I would read a sentence, rummage the words over in my mind and this led to another thought. ...

  • Jared

    Questions in presidential races

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    As the debates start to pick-up and if the questions are consistent with the past, what would you like to ask one of the nominees? If you were chosen to handle an interview, what would be your interest? For example, ...

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    Friday’s teasers

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Collective bargaining “Do you support the police department’s efforts to unionize?” Considering I am believe in the freedom to associate, I would say of course. In and of itself, it is a tool or instrument. Whenever employees are not treated ...

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    Dave Matthews asks "Where are you going?", so does Peter

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    One of my all-time favorite pious traditions in my Catholic Faith is the story of St. Peter, our first pope, heading away from Rome and meeting our Lord. As St. Peter is walking the Appian Way, he crosses the path ...