Paul has true depth of experience across almost six decades of life beginning as a young innocent boy in suburban Sydney in the 1960s surrounded by family and the Catholic Church. Paul’s formal education was put on hold till after he had worked in a Public Service office in the city, volunteered as a missionary for three years in Papua New Guinea, did youth work in a country town, and followed ‘callings’ to Religious life within the church.
Paul is a person living with Asperger’s, diagnosed only in his late 50s. He has also been a victim of clergy sexual abuse as a young person in a monastery. Paul is married with no children.
He has studied Theology and Philosophy, Church History, Scripture and Pastoral Ministry as well as gaining university qualifications in Adult and Community Education. Paul also undertook formal studies in Hospitality between jobs in Adult Education. Paul completed his formal education in his mid-50s with a Master of Arts in English language teaching. In 2009 he had to leave Australia and his family during the GFC to teach high school English in a small South Korean island town. Returning home he worked as a waiter in clubs and pubs while getting some work teaching small classes of Libyan students in Sydney at the time of the Arab Spring. Paul has lived in countless homes with many different people including sharing apartments, community homes and living alone before marrying in the 1990s. Paul is retired from teaching and is now living alone.
The Bank Job Book I
Forty years ago in Sydney Australia a young man aged just 20 began work in what turned out to be an at once exciting but also oppressive and threatening environment in suburban banking. His adventures include being bullied by his boss and carrying a loaded six shooter. You will either laugh or cry with him as he sips on a schooner of beer at the corner pub celebrating life in the Bank Job.
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