I love bringing the kids to their Saturday morning activities. It was how I remember my weekends – music and sport, friendship and learning.Continue reading
The hashtag #maratonamentana – the Mentana marathon – what the Italian news anchor on a La7 (channel 7) Enrico Mentana chose to cover the latest Italian political crises exemplifies a singularly heroic approach to something that should really be behind the headlines.Continue reading
I happily confess to enjoying the audacity of Bridgerton currently raging on Netflix but it is one location above all in this salacious period raunch that sends me spinning back to the 80s and Brideshead Revisited.Continue reading
Based in Rome, Italy I help companies and individuals improve their performance in all areas of business and interpersonal communication. And in 2021 that means learning new methods to operate online.Continue reading
It must be years since I saw The Bodyguard or listened to Whitney Houston and my DVD has actually never been opened. So when I saw on TikTock that the album was one of the top ten all time best sellers I went back and had a listen.Continue reading
Stories, a good story can start with a definition. “Vocation”, from the Latin, vocare, to “call”. This picture shows the Church of St John Chrysostom in Rome (viewed from the children’s playground) where I heard this lesson today.
Today’s sermon spoke of how a friend is that special person, with kindness in their heart, who wants nothing but who lets you in.
Samuel, Abraham … we even went back to Adam and Eve. Stories, need names, places, the sensation of what it was like to be there.
And stories need to be retold, over and over again.
A priest probably has to be many things to many people. My latest Linked article explains how impressed I was with Don Massimo’s public speaking skills during his weekly sermon.