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from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") 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 on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent 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! “ “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 Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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

http://www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Hi Rebecca
Thanks for the follow and likes.
if you want to follow me, go to
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

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

+

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

The impossible we do immediately; however miracles take a little longer!

* (You may think I’m joking, but just ask my friends!)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog
Shared by “early bird” (very) * craig
* my “best” time (by far)

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

“Live each day as if it’s your last…
and one day you’ll be right!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

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

Making promises could either make something or destroy everything! When you love someone, you mean what you say by keeping to your words.. When you love someone, prove yourself to be trusted by that person Prove yourself to be reliable and dependable… Don’t say things you vividly know you won’t do […]

via WHEN PROMISES BECOME LIES…. — Rebecca_Nneka

Cruis’n into the sunset on my yacht (an Optomist!)

A Tale of Two Cities (and vastly different Countries)

Sailing away
yacht at Makororehttps://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/makorori-beach/

https://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/category/makorori-photos/
https://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/tag/makorori-beach/

sunset family

Sailing away into the sunset

Making a “total wally” of himself (once again!)
vrkx_bao

Shared by “the totally unmusical world’s absolutely worst sailor, but always an optimist (born)”….
sailing away…into chaos (again)


see http://www.kiwiswhodaredtodream.wordpress.com

Summer sunset seascape with wide horizon of the sky and the sea

enjoy

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Cruis’n into the sunset on my yacht (an Optomist!)

A Tale of Two Cities (and vastly different Countries)

Sailing away
yacht at Makororehttps://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/makorori-beach/

https://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/category/makorori-photos/
https://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/tag/makorori-beach/

sunset family

Sailing away into the sunset

Making a “total wally” of himself (once again!)
vrkx_bao

Shared by “the totally unmusical world’s absolutely worst sailor, but always an optimist (born)”….
sailing away…into chaos (again)


see http://www.kiwiswhodaredtodream.wordpress.com

Summer sunset seascape with wide horizon of the sky and the sea

enjoy

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“I make art through writing …and words are my tools.”

THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER

MIracles happen png
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/i-make-art-through-writing-and-words-are-my-tools-3/

http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com
and
http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com
Emerson Path from www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com 201804 24 do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-6

“of chaos”, or so says “the nurse”

from http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com
and
http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.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.”

and

Share, encourage, uplift and help spread hope, love and light

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My friends say I’m taking up ALL the space on the internet

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

My friends say I’m taking up ALL the space on the internet with my various posts and blogs (and “taking over” the www??)…
so get your own internet, you “fairy” (thanks, Monty Python!).

https://mymovie2015.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/monty-python-its-the-arts/
and
http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously!”
smile dial

Time for a change in tone now (as the story is getting “far too silly”)…

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/the-prize-grand-prize-2/

“Reaching people from the end (bottom) of the world.”

and not from the world of your bottom, please!

baby bum 2creative-kiwis
and
http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com

enjoy

Shared by “definitely NOT one of those “arty-farty creatives, but totally impulsive (and crazy??) types”

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the sun, the light each new day

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Life Explained

Beyond the Zone: God and The Spiritual Journey

LIFE EXPLAINED (JOKE)

from https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31
and
http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

On the first day God created the cow. God said, “You
must go to the field with the farmer all day long and
suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to
support the farmer. I will give you a life span of
sixty years.”

The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want
me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and
I’ll give back the other forty.”

And God agreed.

On the second day God created the dog. God said, “Sit
all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone
who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life
span of twenty years.

The dog said, “That’s too long to be barking. Give me
ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten.”

So God agreed (sigh).

On the…

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