Have you noticed that the media only gives bad news?
How much of what we are seeing on the news is even real?
There are citizen journalists all over this country that are following up on the media’s claims and verifying whether or not they are true.
I am not sure what I believe. And that’s part of the problem, isn’t it? Information is hitting us from every perspective and it’s tough to sort through it all. Only God knows the truth. Either way, let’s put all of the negativity aside for a moment.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve turned this quarantine into an opportunity to spend more time with my large family. I have seven children and three grandchildren. My two oldest children and grandchildren don’t live with us, but the five youngest still do. We’ve been cooking and eating three meals together each day. I’ve played Frisbee, basketball, taken walks, and watched good films with the kids. They are painting and doing chalk drawings on the driveway. My wife homeschools our children, so there’s not been much of a change for her or the children.
Let’s step back into history a moment.
Are you familiar with The Pax Romana?
The Pax Romana (Latin for “Roman Peace”) is a roughly 200-year-long period in Roman history which is identified with increased and sustained inner peace and stability (though not meaning without wars, expansion and revolts).
It is traditionally dated as commencing from the accession of Caesar Augustus, founder of the Roman principate, in 27 BC and concluding in 180 AD with the death of Marcus Aurelius, the last of the “good emperors.” The Pax Romana is said to have been a “miracle” because prior to it there had never been peace for so many centuries in a given period of history.
I was discussing the quarantine with my father last night and we concluded that our family is experiencing The Pax Corona- an unusual and unexpected time of peace because of the lockdown.
I am concerned that our freedom to worship has been temporarily limited. I am concerned for those who have lost loved ones. I am concerned for those on the front lines. Likewise, during the Pax Romana, Rome fought some wars and quelled rebellions. It all depends on your perspective.
I’d like to conclude this email update with a very important announcement.
Thrasher Coffee is donating a portion of our sales proceeds to Direct Relief, a Top-10 rated 4/4 stars charity.
This charity is giving medical supplies and relief to the people who are fighting on the front lines of disasters. You can learn more about them here.
Please consider purchasing a bag or two from Thrasher Coffee, as every dollar you spend with us helps our conservative coffee company stay in business and now support Direct Relief. We made our first donation yesterday.
Brandon Vallorani is a visionary entrepreneur and accomplished brand-builder, author of The Wolves and the Mandolin (ForbesBooks; 2017), co-author of Would Jesus Vote for Trump? (2019), and a third generation Italian-American.
Brandon Vallorani is the Founder of over a dozen startups that have developed numerous high-impact brands, sites, and e-commerce stores for conservative and religious markets, and which have achieved placement 6 times on the Inc. 5000.
Vallorani graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and began his career in the non-profit sector. He quickly rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President in a few short years, simultaneously earning his Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College.
He lives in Metro-Atlanta, with his wife with whom he shares seven children, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren. In his free time, Brandon enjoys traveling, his three dogs, and learning Italian.