Somewhere over the rainbow

Source: Somewhere over the rainbow

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“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons and daughters in an almost inescapable gasp. History cast all of us in a strange and gripping drama, but I had deserted the stage. I had no idea what my role was, and felt I would never be whole until I found out!”

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“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons and daughters in an almost inescapable gasp. History cast all of us in a strange and gripping drama, but I had deserted the stage. I had no idea what my role was, and felt I would never be whole until I found out!”

From my book A Traitor’s Heart

 

 

 

 

Available  in paperback at

http://www.amazon.com/Traitors-Heart-journey-political-awakening/dp/1494795248/

 

And digitally (as an e-book) at

http://www.amazon.com/Traitors-Heart-craig-lock-ebook/dp/B00HHXUV6G

 

 

Also from

Fears, Tears and Hope

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0XDG38?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

 

Also available in paperback (published today)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Fears-Tears-Cheers-Craigs-Rainbow/dp/1523695110

Fears, Tears, Cheers and Hope

following on from my blog at

http://www.tearscheersandhope.wordpress.com

my e-book (oh no, not yet another one, c

‘Fears, Tears, Cheers and Hope’ should be published shortly (a bit later today)

see

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0XDG38

The paperback version has also just been published

see

http://www.amazon.com/Fears-Tears-Cheers-Craigs-Rainbow/dp/1523695110

 

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“How apartheid was finally buried, without requiem; but in
joyous celebration, will remain forever in the hearts and minds
of a nation reborn. When tears came, and there was dampness in
the eyes of even the most stern, it was for putting the past in
the past and hoping for hope in the future.”

From

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Look_at_South_Africa_Celebrate_the_Beloved_Country.html

 

The various books*on South Africa that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various “Rainbow books”) are available at

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

 

 

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

 

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

 

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

 

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

 

 

“When the writer is no more, the value of your purchase will soar!”

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Flags fly at half mast at Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, mourning the death of the ANC stalwart Albertina Sisulu.The ANC will hold numerous memorial services throughout the country to celebrate the life of the struggle icon. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

 

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

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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)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

The New Rainbow (1994)

 

click on

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzUG95VEIzdWpJVzQ/view?usp=sharing (English accent)#

# perhaps a little too fast!

and/or (a comparison)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzUUlyZ0lDaWJENk0/view?usp=sharing  (US accent)

Which accent do you prefer?

feature picture from The New Rainbow

available at

http://www.amazon.com/New-Rainbow-Rainbows-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005H7U2V8

 

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+new+rainbow+%2B+craig+lock

 

You may also like

http://www.craigsaudiobooks.wordpress.com

 

as this “persistent total non-techno” pushes himself to his absolute limits

“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

from

https://beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/you-think-you-have-a-limit-and-so-you-touch-this-limit-something-happens-and-you-suddenly-can-go-a-little-bit-further-with-your-mind-power-your-determination-your-instinct-and-the-exper/

and

https://craigsaudiobooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/80/

 

 

 

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TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW

Reblogged on WordPress.com

Source: TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW

from

https://totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/to-the-end-of-the-rainbow-an-outline-brief/

 

and

 

http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they (may) lead.”

– Louisa May Alcott

“No vision and you perish; No Ideal, and you’re lost; Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.”

– Harriet Du Autermond

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/craigs-rainbow-books-2/

 

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TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW

 

Source: TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW

“No vision and you perish; No Ideal, and you’re lost; Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.”

– Harriet Du Autermond

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/craigs-rainbow-books-2/

“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.”

One Night a Boy had a Dream

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It was one day in the year 1961, whilst driving home after the South African Grand Prix in East London, that the young boy told his father that Jim Clark (see featured picture at top of page) would one day be the champion driver of the world. The young boy was in a bad mood, because the young Clark had beaten his hero, Stirling Moss. And for the next few years the young South African boy followed the rising Scot star’s ascending career with great interest and pride. So that the new shooting star eventually usurped the place of the now retired old hero, Moss after his near fatal accident at Goodwood, UK…until it too was tragically extinguished in a minor race at Hockenheim, Germany in 1968.

And that night in the “early sixties”, the young boy lay on his bed and read the race program, over again and again. Then he fell asleep and dreamt, peacefully, blissfully. Perhaps one day… one sunny day…

“If you can dream it, then you can DO it!”

from https://totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com/

and  my books Stirling and The Victory Lap (Amazon ebooks and paperbacks)

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http://www.amazon.com/Victory-Yellow-White-Helmets-Greatest-ebook/dp/B00BD9HLC2

“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.”
PPS
All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”