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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.”



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:


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

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer “

John Newton Photography (Amazon books)

Picture (above): The clouds break like sun-kissed waves in the sky…

(getting rather “poetic”, now John. And that’s a simile, by the way!

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

Also from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RUMJQLA  (Kindle e-book) and

the paperback at http://www.amazon.com/Picture-Book-New-Pics-Photography/dp/1506045502

John’s various books on “the photographic journey” are available at

Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

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

“Your only limits are your own imagination.”

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

“Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German philosopher and poet.

“They were like artists. What was envisioned in their minds happened on the pitch*.”
* and/or camera, canvas, screen, page of a book

“Talent does what it can genius does what it must.”

– Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.

Web sites: http://jetpix.wordpress.com/
www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com  and www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

“This is the perfect Christmas present for people you are not that fond of ! Don’t be disappointed order in bulk now… ”
– words of the photographer himself

” The Art of photography lies in the vision of the brain that tells the finger when to push the button.”
– J. Newton

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 the ride. There is no return ticket.

George Carlin on aging!
(Absolutely Brilliant)

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!!


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.
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!'”


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/


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)

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)