Category Archives: South Africa

Insights gained while being ‘unstable’ in a State Hospital bed

Open publication – Free publishing  

and

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzZGNjUEJLNDM5akU/view?usp=sharing

featured picture from

 

https://www.facebook.com/ZX10B3?fref=hovercard

(John Newton photography on facebook)

and

https://dreammerchantsite.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously.”

“You don’t have to be crazy to life here…

but it certainly helps!”

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

PPS

Do you have any “normal” friends now, craig?

…but then what’s “normal”!

CRAIG FUNNY

 

Two Tankers in a Nuclear Sea just off Koeberg Power Station.

from

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

and

http://www.capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com

 

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 “

Dream Merchant Photos

https://dreammerchantsite.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.”

 

 

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)!
web sites:
http://www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com
http://www.jetpix.wordpress.com
http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com
http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer “

Dawns and Sunsets

Many sunsets
Gold and crimson
Have dripped on the horizon,
Weeping for the dying day.Many dawns
Have risen
In timely resurrection
From their cradles of light.Sunsets and dawns
Dawns and sunsets.
I have seen them all 

from  craig’s first novel on South Africa  http://www.craiglockbooks.com/newrainbow.html

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/the-end-of-the-line/

and http://www.craiglockbooks.com/newrainbow.html

Click on https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxslrCi5v2WzZVF2S1otaVc5eWM&authuser=0

Enjoy

A passion for any object, anything will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means”

– William Hazlitt

“Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

PS

This “total non-techno wally” is just learning, testing, experimenting and practising  (enough verbs there!) with Google Drive

“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.”

– Ayrton  Senna

from   https://beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/beyond-boundaries-ayrton-at-the-limit/

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Photos (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)!

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

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John Newton Photography: A South African journey of hope

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

A journey of hope (and faith)

“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”

eagle John

Photo (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)!

“All the world will be happier and better, when the men and women have the souls of artists,, like that of an Ayrton Senna.

– c (as inspired by Rodin’s famous words)

from   https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/category/motor-racing/

PPS

“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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John Newton Photography (new “pics”)

Photos (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)!
“Art is the highest reach of one’s creative imagination.”
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

John Newton Photography (new pictures)

Early Morning sunlightGood morning sunshine , NU
Photos (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)!
For another video of John’s great pictures see  

More “info” on John’s photographic books (e-books and paperbacks is also available at http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com
Enjoy
“total non-techno” c

*

PPS
“All of us are born crazy…some of us remain so!”
– “a nonymoose”
PPS:
“LIfe is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously.”
PPS (“ABF”)
“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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John Newton Photography: “the Best of”

Just updated a newer version at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeuS3IdyUII

My favourite pictures from “the world’s third worst photographer”(his own words).

“All of us are born crazy”.

Some of us remain so.”
– a nony moose (Who wants to be “normal”* anyway?)

“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously.”

* what’s that!

There’s a slightly older (first) version at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8bwl2tDAY8

(as this “total non-techno” keeps practising. What’s that about 10000 hours!)

“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

Enjoy

PPS
Enjoy the ride. There is no return ticket.

George Carlin on aging!
(Absolutely Brilliant)

IF YOU DON’T READ THIS TO THE VERY END, YOU HAVE LOST A DAY IN YOUR LIFE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, DO AS I AM DOING AND SEND IT ON.
George Carlin’s Views on Aging
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
‘How old are you?’ ‘ I’m four and a half!’ You’re never thirty-six and a half. You’re four and a half, going on five! That’s the key.
You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
‘How old are you?’ ‘I’m gonna be 16!’ You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling. What’s wrong? What’s changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it’s all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50, and your dreams are gone….
But! wait!! ! You MAKE it to 60. You didn’t think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30,PUSH 40, REACH 50, and make it to 60.
You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that, it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80’s, and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; ‘IWas JUST 92.’

Then a strange thing happens.. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. ‘I’m 100 and a half!’

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers.This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s family name is Alzheimer’s.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND, ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
And, if you don’t send this to at least 8 people – who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

“Life’s journey is not to
arrive at the grave safely
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totally used up and worn out, shouting

‘…man, what a ride!'”

PS

And “another slightly different” version of the above quote from George Carlin
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a Ride!”

– Hunter S Thompson

from   http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/httpgrandprixchampion-wordpress-com20131228life-should-no/

Click on 

from https://writeanpublish.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/jamie-whincup-burnout-celebrating-his-third-v8-supercars-championship/

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John Newton (Photography) (see http://jetpix.wordpress.com)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

Picture (above): “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

John (Sky)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10628146_10203842263009934_5883028718731140774_n.jpg?oh=1d21b8b8cad7d9821cb8df4fd507a520&oe=54BE3AB7&__gda__=1422956812_496a6524540a7ff535e5054aab57c413

John Newton 1725-1807

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…” So begins one of the most beloved hymns of all times, a staple in the hymnals of many denominations. The author of the words was John Newton, the self-proclaimed wretch who once was lost but then was found, saved by amazing grace.

My old friend John Newton 1949 –

The self-proclaimed “world’s third worst photogrpapher”
see http://www.jetpix.wordpress.com

You may also like these other versions of Amazing Grace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JnpBu8CDos (Diana Ross)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mnTKN8LuiY (Hayley Westenra)