Death

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 [...]

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 [...]

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...