Past, present and future

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Traveled to Vermont this weekend to teach at the University. My first time in Vermont yet it felt like home. Being there at the end of Fall seeing the hue of leaves on the trees or as a carpet on the ground was breath-taking. The opportunity to work with  graduate school students is always a rich experience. They are typically people at a time in life when they see the importance of higher education as a vehicle to advance their lives. While I am the professor, I also feel like I am the student learning so much from everyone’s life experience.

This trip was definitely memorable. One of my very good friends Susan, also a professor at the University, her Husband and I spent the most amazing evening.

We started with a walk on the Boardwalk of Champlain Lake to watch the sunset beautifully dancing on the water as if faded behind the Green Mountains of Vermont. An evening plump with a home cooked meal complete with apple pie topped with ice cream. The conversation was abundant and could have lasted for days.

The moments of this evening will always be a memory imprinted in my heart.

Thank you friends for sharing my friendship and your home.

Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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