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About 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

One American family’s mission to rescue civilians in Mosul

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

MOSul David Eubank

One American family’s mission to rescue civilians in Mosul

David Eubank spent 10 years in the Army Special Forces. These days he’s an aid worker with a relief group he founded called the Free Burma .

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-06-21/one-american-familys-mission-rescue-civilians-mosul

and

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/david-eubank-relief-hero-saves/2017/06/22/id/797550/

Shining a light in the darkness

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PPS

“In the midst of darkness, light exists… and persists.”

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“The greatest hope for humanity lies not in condemning violence but in making violence obsolete.”

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

Together...Let's Break (Tear) Down Walls (Barriers) and Build Bridges of Understanding

A Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black and a Muslim man named Sadiq Patel react next to floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester

CREDIT: DARREN STAPLES/ REUTERS

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/24/muslim-man-seen-comforting-elderly-jewish-woman-manchester-memorial/

see

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11863380

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/whilst-we-can-and-should-cherish-and-celebrate-our-unique-differences-let-not-our-different-beliefs-divide-us-but-let-the-spirit-of-our-shared-humanity-be-what-defines-a-3/

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”
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“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.”

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“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.

(Qur’an, 5:32)

 

https://extremistformoderation.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/whoever-kills-a-person-unjustlyit-is-as-though-he-has-killed-all-mankind-and-whoever-saves-a-life-it-is-as-though-he-had-saved-all-mankind/

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred.” 

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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

peeping Tom, er sorry dawn

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“With passion and purpose in our individual lives we can touch others and in so doing, together we can illuminate the hearts and minds of humanity to help make a better world.”

peeping Tom, er sorry dawn

“With passion and purpose in our individual lives we can touch others and in so doing, together we can illuminate the hearts and minds of humanity to help make a better world.”

 

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from
https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/with-passion-and-purpose-in-our-individual-lives-we-can-touch-others-and-in-so-doing-together-we-can-illuminate-the-hearts-and-minds-of-humanity-to-help-make-a-better-world/
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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”
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“Sharing, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

 

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Shared by  craig “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”,

“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”

(well my friends and family say I’m “safest” just writing and encouraging others)

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“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

STarless-night

from

https://seedsofhatetobondsoflove.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/returning-hate-for-hate-multiplies-hate-adding-deeper-darkness-to-a-night-already-devoid-of-stars-darkness-cannot-drive-out-darkness-only-light-can-do-that-hate-cannot-drive-out-hate-onl/

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred.”

– Indira Gandhi

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

 

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Love is always stronger than hate!”
“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”
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Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

“I Dream With a Passion of Turning Hatred Into Love”

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING

peeping Tom, er sorry dawn

“I Dream With a Passion of Turning Hatred Into Love”

and

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/i-dream-with-a-passion-of-turning-hatred-into-love/

PS

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred

– Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India

from https://wemustnothate.wordpress.com/

linking-hands

picture from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

and

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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pictures from http://www.anewdawnbook.wordpress.com

and

http://www.anewdawnwriter.wordpress.com

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