Crashed/Smashed Up: Learning by Accident

Just got this title for a brand new book… “out of the blue”.

Better start writing,  then, eh, craig!

Get crack’n/weav’n, then craig, as my dear mom often used to say to me…

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”
PPS
The title for a subsequent book
Putting the Puzzle Together??
 see
puzzle-pieces
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PPS

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

brilliant dawn
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Author: craig lock

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 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%3Abooks&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=%22craig+lock%22&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

31 thoughts on “Crashed/Smashed Up: Learning by Accident”

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    1. Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind words/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!

      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 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!) …a few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back.

      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 –

      see
      http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com
      http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com
      and
      https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

      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

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

      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)

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

    from
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzMnFoX2tfMVYzMjA/view?usp=sharing

    and

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzMnFoX2tfMVYzMjA/view?ts=58cc29feHi

    This is craig and this is a quick word of sincere thanks to you ALL. I came

    across the following post from international best-selling author, Bryant

    McGill on his Facebook page, which I felt “inspired” to share. Bryant’s

    writing summed up/put these thoughts far better than “lazy-bones” I ever

    could have done, so am sharing these beautifully-written and heart-felt

    sentiments in the same spirit (through copy and paste ( CONTROL C AND

    V)

    Personalized, “adapted” and abbreviated (edited) from

    https://www.facebook.com/bryantmcgill/

    Thanks (sincerely) for “the borrow” Bryant.

    “Be bold and unseen forces come to one’s aid”

    This is a personal message to ALL you good people around the world, who

    follow my various blog pages and posts and read and comment my various

    writings on WordPress and in my books. I want you to know that I really

    appreciate all of you. I would love to respond to nearly every comment. I

    can’t do that; however I do care that you take the time to read (and absorb)

    what I’ve written and may even have commented. I do read as many

    comments on my 200 + blogs as I can, but probably have missed countless

    thoughts of yours, so have not replied. Sorry and thanks for the

    understanding.

    “Just as you grow and learn, I am also growing and learning from you

    all…and really like people to THINK.”

    I just felt compelled to let you know that I really appreciate you for reading

    and perhaps following my various writings. Never think for a moment, that

    just because I don’t respond to comments or messages that I am not paying

    attention. I am paying attention and I am grateful.

    I am a full-time writer, which means you are a very important part of my life.

    I wish all of you the freedom, respect and happiness you each deserve. Thank

    you all for being a part of my life. Your presence, feedback and contribution

    “out there in cyberspace” has added immeasurable to my ‘little’ life here in

    “isolated and far-off Sleepy Hollow”, near the bottom of the world and

    through the medium of the net we can be and remain connected in spirit.

    craig

    and see

    To every underdog with a dream

    Bryant McGill of SimpleReminders.com

    http://www.simplereminders.com

    for Bryant’s full message see https://www.facebook.com/bryantmcgill/

    Best wishes from the First City to see the light

    “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.”

    “Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s

    inspire the world.”

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