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    Confessing your New Year's Resolution

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    One of the best practices I have ever experienced and which brings me tremendous peace is the sacrament of Confession. Sometimes cathartic and always cleansing, acknowledging faults and failures, promising to amend your life, and hearing those sacred words, “I ...

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    Christmas means “All you can eat.”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is right up there with some of the best. At the Christmas Vigil Mass, Father Bob Knippenberg at Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, Jesus Parish gave one of the best homilies I have had the pleasure of hearing. He ...

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    WARNING: Spoiler alert

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    There are only a few story lines that deserve a review of a trailer. Everybody like prison break themes, so the Hebrews escape from Egypt would get a trailer review. The human person is enthralled with heroes, so I would ...

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    Delicious Christmas servings…

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    …that you could start to serve. Trust me, differentiation and a wow factor are memorable. Everybody is going to ham on Sunday; ever hear around the Christmas table, “Yea, remember that ham three years ago?” Nope. Neither have I. In ...

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    Tommy Boy

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I know it is a funny movie. But wrong “Tommy.” I am speaking about Tom Woods (http://www.tomwoods.com/). Lately he has been hinting at trying the paleo diet. He even interviewed Mark Sisson (http://primalblueprint.com/). Mark is the architect of the Primal ...

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    Occupy Floor

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Last night we had a laydown, not a lowdown. Rather, it is a different position for a similar reason to a sit-in. It was a son’s respons, a strike, and the father didn’t give in. It is Christmas break and ...

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    A week in review

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Christmas cookies Holy cow. Running is hard when your snacks consist of those delicious Cimarron Express baked goodies and homemade sweets. It seems like taking two cookies forward and one run back. Gold’s Gym strategy One way to keep a ...

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    Adjusting caps

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    For the last few months, I have been reading a book called “Heinrich Pesch on Solidarist Economics.” This economist died in 1926 and was born in 1854. When you read Pesch, you must know his definitions and work from there. ...

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    Punching Bag

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Minus the bag. That is one of the things I miss about a Trini Christmas. The season is less than two weeks away, so it is time to start buying the ingredients, collecting the recipes, and planning those refreshments for ...

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    “Can you give me the light?”

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    We often associate this request with asking for a flame to get a cigarette roaring. But it may just have been the wise recognition, bidding, prayer of Simeon. Take a look here at Rembrandt’s rendition of Simeon meeting the Holy ...

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