This year is 31st anniversary of my Father's death. At the age of 42, Paolo Petrini was riding his Kawasaki ZX750 motor bike home from an early morning shift with Qantas Catering, servicing arriving aircraft from Europe and the US. It was 1pm on a warm Sydney Summer Saturday afternoon, January 23, 1988. About 1 kilometre [...]


Let me tell you the essential truth to physics and the universe... That's it! In mathematics it doesn't get more beautiful than that. Apparently this equation is so beautiful that, according to the BBC, it excites the same areas of the brain as a great piece of music or art would! It is known as Euler's Identity. Prof. David [...]


I've found myself re-reading the book "Eichmann Interrogated" which records the interrogation of the former Nazi SS Adolf Eichmann, who was one of the orchestrators of the Holocaust, with the Jewish police captain Avner Less. It's an extraordinary account and even though I have read it several times, last night I couldn't put it down [...]


At the 2000 Sydney Olympics Closing ceremony one of my all time favourite bands, Midnight Oil, came out and played their biggest hit "Beds are Burning." What was curious about their performance to millions of people around the world was what they were wearing. Black pyjamas with "SORRY" emblazoned on the front of them in [...]


Jack Canfield, writing in "The Success Principles", asks participants in his seminars to agree to a list of 15 ground rules - be on time, sit in a different chair after every break, no alcoholic beverages until the training is over, and others. He makes them sign a form in their workbook that says, “I [...]


I've been a big fan of U2 ever since I was 12 years old. The moment I saw the music video to "New Year's Day", I was hooked. Since then, apart from getting my hands on anything even musically related to U2, I've read a plethora of material on them, from articles to books. I [...]


The great artist Michelangelo wrote: "So now From this mad passion Which made me take art for an idol and a king I have learnt the burden of error that it bore And what misfortune springs from man’s desire… The world’s frivolities have robbed me of the time That I was given for reflecting upon [...]


I heard a pastor say once, "The strongholds of the Church are the norms, values, practices or traditions that are in the way of God and the growth of His Kingdom." I'd say one of the those strongholds has been the Bible. More to the point, our interpretation of it. I became a Christian in [...]

Father or Mother…

...Either, Neither...  ...Both?          A couple of Sunday's ago I was spending a rather lovely Sunday afternoon. The weather in Sydney was warm and sunny. I needed the rest. The week before had been full on. My study leave had been more than just a mental wrestling match, there were a number of [...]