Sunshine in the rain

Today was a gloomy day in Wisconsin. Freezing rain closed the schools and layered ice on everything outside. The branches on the trees looked like icicles suspended in air. The sidewalks and streets appeared to be sheets of glass. The sky was dark at day as of it was night.

As an avid telecommute leader I locked myself up in my home office and was in virtual conversations for nine hours. The virtual routine feels like bootcamp as if we are soldiers in a war. Up at dawn rushing through the routines, tuning drills, overcoming landmines and obstacles fills the day.

What is different I thought today? What’s happened since the historical quarantine of 2020-2021? Why do we feel less connected In our relationships?

Have we become the new virtual society? We work online, we date online, we relate online, shop, bank, grieve, marry and bury online.

I’m going to start a series of blogs sharing experience though my eyes as a husband, father, leader, professor, brother, writer, cook and 2nd during a world pandemic.

One thing I know about survival is finding something tangible each day which brings you some joy. Even if it how you peel and arrange oranges on a plate.

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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