Unwillingness

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 …

Sorry

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 …

Word

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 …

People

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 …

Time

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 …

Strongholds

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 …

Change…

The one constant thing of our times is that nothing is constant. Being a change agent I truly enjoy change, but there are many things that change that don't sit well with me... losing friends, moving away, death... It reminds me of something I heard a while back: There is one constant in life though...

Drawing…

I love G. K. Chesterton, anyone who could gracefully where slippers in public is worth noting. He was also a relatively large man and when, during World War I, a lady in London asked why he wasn't 'out at the Front'; he replied, 'If you go round to the side, you will see that I …