“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

Craig's Quotes

“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? I do not think so. And then one asks: My God! Is it for long, is it for ever, is it for eternity? Do you know what frees one from this captivity? It is very deep serious affection. Being friends, being brothers, love, that is what opens the prison by supreme power, by some magic force.”

– Vincent Van Goch, letter to his brother, July 1880 (from Open: An autobiography by Andre Agassi)

from  https://nzwriter.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/one-cannot-always-tell-what-it-is-that-keeps-us-shut-in-confines-us-seems-to-bury-us-but-still-one-feels-certain-barriers-certain-gates-certain-walls-is-all-this-imagination-fantasy/

“A writer’s dreams”

from www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

― Albert Einstein

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a…

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A BOOK “REVIEW”: THE MIND OF JESUS by William Barclay

“I’d rather try and fail in attempting something ‘high’, some goal seemingly ‘way out of reach’. rather than aiming at nothing and succeeding.”

Craig's Quotes

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I’d rather try and fail  in attempting something ‘high’, some goal  seemingly ‘way out of reach’. rather than aiming at nothing and succeeding.” 

from   .https://myjourneyofaith.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/the-eagle/

“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
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“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.”
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their…

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The starfish story….. both parts

Fighting Alzheimer's

Part One:
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. 

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto…

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Craig’s first books. Early (“baby”) steps on the writing journey

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from https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

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http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

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Pictures (above) Craig’s first five books. Early (“baby”) steps on the writing journey (from 1993)

CRAIG’s BOOKS (Where it all began!)

If you want to follow the “long writing journey”, click on https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/

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BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS BY CRAIG LOCK

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Dream on.”sonny boy”!

from http://kiwiswhodaredtodream.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/craigs-books/
Tags: Authors, Craig Lock, Books: Hard copies and e-books:fiction and non-fiction

* Hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers

I’ve been writing about my passions since 1993.

1. HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NINETIES
(now retitled and updated: ‘How to Survive The New Millennium’)

This is Craig’s first book: A collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world… after the “easy living and prosperity” of the seventies and eighties. An introductory look at the concepts of success, motivation, attitude, goal setting and stress

2. THE END OF THE LINE

This is Craig Lock’s first novel. A short novel set in “the beloved country”. A passionate and heart-breaking tale of South Africa, a true story of the bad old days, but with the hope of the new. THE END OF THE LINE “The End Of The Line” could be described as a “faction”, a fiction with a serious factual grounding. It is simple, and therefore moving. It gives yet another highly individual portrait of that troubled land, and it does so through a believable and sustained narrative form.”

3. HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still ‘sliding down the razor blade of life’, stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is ‘trying to throw a double six’ to get off and go out into the real world – but he doesn’t know where!

In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through ‘Grate’ Britain and the Continent

4. THE MAD MONEY BOOK

An introductory guide to make the most of your hard-earned money. This work covers the basics of good money management to helping guide the more serious (and sophistocated) investor.

5.. HOW TO MAKE A MILLION
(even if its only Italian lire!)

We’ll see whether the principles DO work, or whether he’s merely dreaming!

6. DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE

Craig Lock’s humorous travel book about his adventures in provincial New Zealand…
One man and his family – and their experiences “Down Under”.

A new immigrant’s impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming from a large city in South Africa) … and there were one or two rather funny adventures, nay escapades in “Sleepy Hollow” from time to time.

The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with calm and kindly New Zealand – and with large dashes of humour offer much understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.

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REVIEW:

“DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps rather unstimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance.”

This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the individual character that is so appealing.

Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of writing and I’ll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a pleasure to read. These short books are of first rate quality.”

7. THE NEW RAINBOW

A tale of the many colourful and diverse people in the rainbow nation of New South Africans

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All these books are available at

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

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

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

)    http://goo.gl/vTpjk

(and/or

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!

Craig’s first books. Early (“baby”) steps on the writing journey

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https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/craigs-first-books-early-baby-steps-on-the-writing-journey-from-1993/

from  www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

“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 the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

THE (MY) SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM : LONG WALK TO FREEDOM AND PEACE: THE “BRIDGE-BUILDER, THE RECONCILIATOR”

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

THE (MY) SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM :
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM AND PEACE:  THE “BRIDGE-BUILDER, THE RECONCILIATOR”

Tags (key words): South Africa, dream, dreams, my young dream, ‘Long Walk to Freedom and Peace‘, Craig Lock, hope,  New books, soccer,
Web sites:  http://sawriter.wordpress.com and http://longwalktopeace.wordpress.com/

Here is a short extract from ‘Long Walk to Freedom and Peace‘ that craig is currently writing (or perhaps “it’s writing itself”)…

I don’t know how the story will end…

But I do know how it all began…

For Lynda and Sharon in “Joey’s”,  and Steve, Glenda, Paula , Dylan and Graham in the beautiful mother city of Cape Town. Also to dearest mom and dad. Thanks for all the support, encouragement and most of all, love.
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PROLOGUE

THE DREAM
It was a cold dreary mid-winter evening in 1975, a year before the Soweto riots that started a great…

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