Archive for the ‘BOOKS (South Africa)’ Category

“The Beloved Country”

June 25, 2016

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http://www.craiglockbooks.com/southafrica.html

http://www.thechoiceanewbook.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

 

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pictures from

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=south+africa+%2B+craig+lock

 

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+south+africa&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acraig+lock+south+africa

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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better and brighter future.”

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dawn best

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

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

 

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An Open Book: My Story, My ‘little’ Life (Part 1)

August 2, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MBVQK2I
Kindle Edition has just been published

PS
“Breaking news”

Book (Part) 2 has also just been published at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MCJT29C

An OPen Book 2 (Kindle)

PPS Book 3 is also out at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MD4U9QQ

The end…for now!

“Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds…”

– me (as inspired by the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer)

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

Craig’s Books on His Great Passion* South Africa

July 24, 2014

Table Mountain (John)

Picture of Table Mountain (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)!
web sites: http://www.jetpix.wordpress.com and http://www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig%20lock%20%2B%20South%20Africa

* other than his dear family, of course (+ writing, motor racing and “the spiritual journey”)

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

A Traitor’s Heart: The journey of my political awakening

July 22, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/Traitors-Heart-journey-political-awakening/dp/1494795248/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406055206&sr=8-1&keywords=craig+lock+%2B+traitor

The Kindle edition is available at http://www.amazon.com/Traitors-Heart-craig-lock-ebook/dp/B00HQ88BG4

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various books on South Africa, “the beloved country” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

South Africa (the “Beloved Country”)

June 12, 2014

South Africa (the “Beloved Country”)

Table Mountain (John)

Photo (great) of Table Mountain, Cape Town (the beautiful “Mother City” of SA) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess)!
web sites: http://www.jetpix.wordpress.com and http://www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com

Craig’s  Blogs on South Africa and His Various Books on South (and Southern) Africa

 

 

From http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/

Storm’s brewing: Pictures, trials and tribulations on a farm in Africa. Official site of “The World’s 3rd Worst Photographer “

January 2, 2014

Storm’s brewing: Pictures,trials and tribulations on a farm in Africa. Official site of “The World’s 3rd Worst Photographer “

Pictures from John Newton Photography: Official site of “The World’s 3rd Worst Photographer “

Linked to (and shared by) the web site of “definitely the world’s worst photographer , other than my dear mother”

*

From  http://jetpix.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/storms-brewing/

Ex Afrika semper aliquid novi
”There is always something new out of Africa.”

“Africa always brings forth something new.”
– Plinius sr. (23-79 A.D.) in Naturalis Historia

 

PPS “:

Also see http://capetownmypictures.wordpress.com/  http://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/

and http://earlymotorracinginsouthafrica.wordpress.com/

 

NOTE

I’M BEING INUNDATED (big word, eh) WITH SPAM/JUNK MAIL with comments and “silly” questions, TO WHICH I DO NOT REPLY and are DELETED

CHAPTER FOUR: A NEW DAWN THE DAY THAT DREAMS CAME TRUE – THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION

December 15, 2013

CHAPTER FOUR: A NEW DAWN THE DAY THAT DREAMS CAME TRUE – THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION

“CHAPTER FOUR: A NEW DAWN

THE DAY THAT DREAMS CAME TRUE – THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION

For a shining moment on a brilliant day, the country that had been disowned by the world became its favourite child.

At the Presidential inauguration at the imposing Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africans of different races, strangers in so many ways, came face to face with the gulfs their history had created…togther with the means to bridge them.

Nelson Mandela opened with the words:
“We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall…a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.
The new President urged forgiveness in Afrikaans, a language viewed by many black people as ‘the language of the opressor’: “Wat is verby is verby.” (‘what is past, is past’).
So let us now work together to make this country a great country. However, be patient. Riches will not come overnight and could take as long as a decade. There is no easy road to freedom. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world.

We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. Their dreams have become reality. Freedom is their reward.”

To resounding applause and cheers, the new President of the Republic of South Africa closed with the words:
“The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is now upon us.”

United States Vice President Al Gore endorsed the bright light,
that was the spark of hope in the birth of a new nation:
“This inaugeration ceremony of your new President has been  a resounding success for South Africa, and an example to the world of potential race reconciliation. However, the pressure is now on the citizens of South Africa to become a shining example to disasters in other countries, like Mozambique, Angola, Haiti, Rwanda, Bosnia and the like (and now especially Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan). The nation that was pariah will now become a beacon of hope to the world. It will allow us the opportunity to hope in a world, which often crushes hope”,
(as adapted from a report in the Argus, May 11th 1994 by Shaun Johnson, Kaizer Nyatsumba and Chris Whitfield)

thanks, mom (your spirit will live on forever)

*             *                   *

“Violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul.” So eulogises Robert Kennedy after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr in April 1998.

ISRAEL

The political process can and needs desperately to change.
The leaders need new horizons and the critical issue is having the political will to reduce violence on both sides. More freedom of movement will reduce poverty.
This in turn will give rise to a new dawn of security and stability…for everyone, people and nations.

LESSONS ISRAEL (THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD) MUST LEARN

The military approach can never be productive in the long term. On the moral scale it was a disaster, as the endemic cycle  of violence only serves to feed hatreds that are already too fierce. You can’t use bullets and rockets to solve what is essentially a social and political problem. The solution, which we all agree is peace will never come from the barrel of a gun.

“I am what I am because of what we all are.”

from LOVE, DREAM, BELIEVE (FAITH), PEACE

LOVE      DREAM

BELIEVE   PEACE

The 20th century’s most remarkable humanitarians. Take inspiration from the African concept ‘ubuntu’. Each book is founded on the work and example of one of the 20th century’s most remarkable humanitarians. Royalties to Tygerburg Children’s Hospital and Philani Clinic in Cape Town, the beautiful ‘mother city’ of South Africa.

“And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Jesus’s words in John 8:32
*
Our goal must be to illuminate the hearts and minds of humanity (through raising the collective consciousness) and offer a compelling alternate vision for the world – one that banishes the fanatical ideology of hatred to the darkness from which it emerged.”
– craig (as adapted from Wahid, former president of Indonesia)

(Our goal must be to illuminate the hearts and minds of humanity, and offer a compelling alternate vision of Islam, one that banishes the fanatical ideology of hatred to the darkness from which it emerged.”
Wahid, former president of Indonesia)

*  *
“Some people come into our lives, stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts.”

To live on in hearts we leave behind
is not to leave at all.

What can I do?: If all of us make a small ripple, this would turn into a torrent.

“Success is being the YOU that you want to be.”

“There are are only two ways to live life”, wrote Albert Einstein. “One is as though nothing were a miracle. The other is though everything were a miracle.”

“Some men see things as they are and ask ‘Why?’.
I dream of things that never were and say: ‘Why not!’”
– Robert Kennedy

“And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
– TS Eliot (‘Four Quartets’)

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individual concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
– Dr Martin Luther King Junior

To build a better world,
although you are small,
just build a better you.

from  www.anewdawnbook.wordpress.com

Books by Craig Lock

November 22, 2013
Books by Craig Lock

writers block

 

Some of my various books written over the years.

Obsessive…or WHAT!

enjoy

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in “little scenic and tranquil” New Zealand

 

from http://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/

Beyond the Rainbow (a future “work” by craig lock)

November 22, 2013

rainbow (from photobuck)Picture from http://www.photobuck.com

Beyond the Rainbow (a future “work” by craig lock

 

 

 

 

 

My various books along the writing journey…,

where the seed was originally planted in the beautiful “Mother City”, Cape Town, South Africa

thanks, dearest  mom and dad for all the encouragement and especially love

“And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
– TS Eliot in ‘Four Quarters’

from Here, There and Everywhere [Kindle Edition]

http://www.amazon.com/Here-There-Everywhere-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005GVDCLM/

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

CAPE TOWN: The Beautiful “Mother City” (of South Africa) [Kindle Edition]

April 23, 2013

CAPE TOWN: The Beautiful “Mother City” (of South Africa) [Kindle Edition]

CAPE TOWN: THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER CITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
by craig lock (and the great photographs by Gordon Richardson)

“Where dreams are possible.”

“And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
– TS Eliot in ‘Four Quarters’

Key words (tags): Cape Town, South Africa, books, new books, From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities: Far and Grand Horizons and Endless Possibilities and Grand Vistas: Far and Great Horizons

This e-book follows on from my latest Amazon digital books‘From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities’ (sounds funny that!) and Endless Possibilities and Grand Vistas: Far and Great Horizons
Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006PHAU4I and
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QBKM0K
Obsessive or WHAT!!!

“The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds”. It’s not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds.”
– craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)

Just time to slip in one “heavy” spiritual quote
“Truth and love must prevail over lies and hate.”
– Vaclav Havel, , playright , former dissident, then President of Czechoslovakia
What’s that got to do with this book. “Dunno”…but liked it anyway, so thought I’d include.
Stop being so “airey-fairey spiritual” now, craig…you’ll be no “earthly good”!

DEDICATION
To dearest mom.
Your Spirit lives on through these “piccies” and our great times together in the “beautiful mother city” Thanks for everything
Craig

“Your only limits are your own imagination.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

“Art is at the highest reach of one’s creative imagination.”

Thanks to Gordon Richardson for the great cover picture of Table Mountain that I’ve “borrowed” (and used with permission) for this ebook., as well as all Gordon’s other great photos of the beautiful “Mother City” of South Africa.
Clouds, sunsets and scenic Cape Town
Web site: http://www.capetownskies.com/
smail: 308 Charnwood, Rosmead Ave
7708 Kenilworth, Cape, South Africa

You may also have a look at the following site:
http://www.kapstadt.de/fotos/panorama/

Your artistic and photographic talents are gratefully acknowledged. Thanks, Gordon.

“total non-techno, but learning fast about digital publishing”

craig

PS
I’ll just practice my computer skills as a “fiddle around with these piccies” (Gordon’s amazing photographs) and upload them to Amazon.

“We learn by trying and doing”

“I make art through using materials…and words are my tools.”

Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”


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