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 …

Culture

I was born and raised in Australia, but always believed I was Italian. My dad was Italian, my best friend is Italian. I started working in an Italian restaurant in Sydney at the age of 12. It didn't matter that I was born and raised in Australia. I was Italian. That is, until I moved …

You

May, 2014. A monastery in County Tipperary, Ireland. Sitting in the middle of a lush, green, quiet environment. It's quite idyllic. A small river running by. Placed under what looks like a willow tree. And an old Catholic priest... who would slap me for calling him old... hammering me with question after question. "How much …

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 …