Monthly Archives: October 2016

Zanardi at 50 – Handcycling

BooKs by cRaig loCk

Source: Zanardi at 50 – Handcycling

“I see the human being is an incredible machine, totally undiscovered in many ways.”

– Alex Zanardi

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”
“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”
“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly…”
 from
and

“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.”

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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 a nd daughters in an almost inescapable grasp… Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out .”

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

12923235_1290764827620288_4691331864549442857_n“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons a nd daughters in an almost inescapable grasp… Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out .”

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/category/craigs-books-on-south-africa/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/author/craiglock/page/83/

and

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

Table Mountain

Table Mountain’s lucky 25 millionth visitor

pictures above from

http://www.capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com

http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

and

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

“And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to …
…And know the place for the first time.”
TS Eliot, ‘Four Quarters’

from

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/and-at-the-end-of-all-our-exploring-will-be-to-arrive-where-we-started-and-know-the-place-for-the-first-time/

Sunset on Table Cloth over Twelve Apostles (by Keith Richardson)

Table Mountain best

Picture above (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

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer “

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“There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.”

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or  kind thought(s)
(but if you are following me, my close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?
“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk and talk at the same time )
Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!
frank

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)

Hi

CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (“zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at 
https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
in recent years …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand.

* “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

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”

– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

“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)

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

“When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”

– c

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/

and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,

he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,

or Beethoven composed music, or

Shakespeare wrote poetry.

He should sweep streets so well

that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,

here lived a great street sweeper

who did his job well.”

– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

PPS

Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

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

https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

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

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

and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

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

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

PPS

“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”

– Larry S. Chengges

”Since I can never see your face,

And never shake you by the hand,

I send my soul through time and space

To greet you. You will understand.”

– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

Good morning sunshine , NU

dawn best

Pictures (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)!

Dream Merchant Photo Images

My old friend, John’s book has just been published at

https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Merchant-Photo-Images-Photography-ebook/dp/B01M1BJ4TX

The paperback version should be out later today

see

https://smile.amazon.com/

and/or

http://www.amazon.com

What’s that about 10000 hours it takes to master an activity/skill?

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“Everyone has some talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it may lead.”

from https://youcanbeachampion.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/everyone-has-s/

“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.”

-c
* the “three pees”

 

From https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/all-our-dreams-can-come-trueif-we-have-the-desire-burning-courage-passion-persistence-and-patience-to-pursue-themlong-enough

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