Archive for August, 2015

Craig’s List of Books (Phase 1 and 2)

August 26, 2015

“The difference between the impossible and possible is merely a measure of man’s (a person’s) will, determination and persistence.”

August 24, 2015

From Seeds of Hope To Endless Possibilities

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Lions Head, Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa with Table Bay and Robben Island in the distance (where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)

from  www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

and

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-madiba/

Climbing Lions Head, Cape Town, South Africa

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“The difference between the impossible and possible is merely a measure of man’s (a person’s) will, determination and persistence.”

– Nelson Mandela

from https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/he-difference-b/

picture from http://www.beeoutdoor.wordpress.com

“It always seems impossible…

until it gets done.”

-Nelson Mandela

from https://sawriter.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-madiba/

Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration, Madiba

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for…

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The Place of e-Books and the Future of Electronic Publishing

August 20, 2015

Creative Kiwis: "Write, Create, Innovate"

THE PLACE OF E-BOOKS AND THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING
“The next information revolution is well under way…It is not a revolution in technology, machinery, techniques, software, or speed. It is a revolution in CONCEPTS.
(Drucker, 1998)

“Money is what fueled the industrial society. But in the informational society, the fuel, the power, is knowledge. One has now come to see a new class structure divided by those who have information and those who must function out of ignorance. This new class has its power not from money, not from land, but from knowledge.”
– John Kenneth Galbraith

from

https://ebooksdigibooks.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/article-title-the-place-of-e-books-and-the-future-of-electronic-publishing/

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
Don’t worry about…

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“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”

August 17, 2015

It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope

“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”

– Richard M. Nixon

Inspiring words…and ones which encouraged me greatly in the deepest valley of my long and winding writing journey!

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
“On/Under (eagle’s wings”
Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
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“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one…

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One voice against silent killer

August 13, 2015

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

One voice against silent killer

5:00AM Saturday Jan 12, 2008

By Sheryl Garratt

The above article was sourced from http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christianity/news/article.cfm?c_id=500818&objectid=10486365&pnum=4

Tags: Mary Crockett, South Africa, Sheryl Garratt, heroes, New Zealand Herald,

“That is my only challenge,” she smiles. “The treatment. Otherwise, I’m ready to work, I’m ready to do everything.”
On Sunday afternoon we went back to the hospice, where I met Pulane – although I’m not sure she was aware I was there. Grey-skinned and stick-thin, a shadow of an 18-year-old, she had only hours to live. The staff didn’t have a full name for her; she’d been dumped outside two week ago, so ill that she could only whisper her first name. Pulane died that night. By the morning, when we returned, another patient had been collected and was lying in her bed.
Mary officiated over the lonely funeral the day after I left South Africa. Before we…

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Appendix (for a new edition)

August 12, 2015

THE BOOK ‘Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories’

  1. Ray Remembers Epic Battle

His book is an eyewitness account of the sinking of the Bismarck

The book: Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories by Ray Lock

by Penny Tsepouras

from North Glen News 1/10/2004

and sent to me by my dear dad, which I‘m sharing on the www to help preserve his memory, and most importantly, to share his unique eye-witness account of epic battles from WW II through the amazing power of the net.

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FOR many of us World War II occupies a distant place in history, far removed from our every day lives, yet immortalised for a generation who paid heavily for the price of freedom.

For Durban North’s Ray Lock, the recent publication of his book Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories, is a recollection of events documenting his eyewitness account to one of the major historical events in WW II that has rightly found a place in historical archives.

In 1939, at the tender age…

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Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories

August 11, 2015

THE BOOK ‘Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories’

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Just been practising (I need it) publishing new editions of my dad’s book

The latest e-book version is at   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013PW5PW2

and the paperback should be published later today

The various editions of Bismarck , Dorsetshire and Memories (e-books and paperpack versions) are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bismarck%2C+dorsetshire+and+memories

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DAD (talking to RAY)“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

from http://www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com

Your memory lives on, dad

“When you live on in hearts you leave behind, is not to leave at all.”

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A Writing Thought: “I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”

August 10, 2015

Racing (and Writing) in the Zone

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“Life is what happens in between making other plans.”
– John Lennon

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“I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari*… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”

  • That’s  a metaphor , by the way!

Hope this doesn’t sound too “way out there, beyond  the Zone.”

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Still

“I’d rather aim at something high and fail…

than aim at nothing and succeed.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

for dearest mom and dad, your spirits lives on (forever)

thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love

craig

From  my book ‘Writing into the Light’

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http://www.amazon.com/Writing-into-Light-Ill-ebook/dp/B005HFA1FW

and http://godandformula1.wordpress.com/

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The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available (including…

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Sport for Peace

August 9, 2015

TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW: A New "Work" by Craig Lock

The Grand Prix driver crossed the finishing line beneath the colourful banner stretching across the width of the oil and rubber smeared tarmac below to win the Monaco Grand Prix in the year that was 2009. Exhausted (both mentally and physically) and saturated with sweat, the champion driver raised his arms, in celebration, glorious triumph, knowing that he had driven his last.. and the best ever race in his long and illustrious career.

As the champion of the world drove under the banner proclaiming ‘Sport for Peace’ and received the chequered flag to the silent roars of the crowd, he also knew that a new chapter in his rather eventful life, yet also his greatest challenge lay in the days ahead.

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from A New Bookhttps://totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com/

and https://craiglock.wordpress.com/tag/to-the-end-of-the-rainbow/

Fact, Fiction  or perhaps “faction”???!!!

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s…

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“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world….”

August 5, 2015

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town.
I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself,
and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself,
I could have made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact on our town.
Their impact could have changed the nation and
I could indeed have changed the world.”
— Author Unknown

from

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/sharing-a-few-thoughts-on-breaking-down-barriers-and-building-bridges-around-the-world

Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into…

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