Archive | December, 2014

Inside Isis: German Author Visits Islamic State, Meets Jihadists, Returns …

25 Dec
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“In my various writings I try to show the extra-ordinary in ‘ordinary’ (what’s that?) lives, as revealed by strength of character, resilience, the depths of courage and especially the immense generosity of spirit of so many “ordinary” (what’s that?!) people, as they struggle along daily with what is called the journey of life.”

22 Dec

Craig's Quotes

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“In my various writings I try to show the extra-ordinary in ‘ordinary’ (what’s that?) lives, as revealed by strength of character, resilience, the depths of courage and especially the immense generosity of spirit of so many “ordinary” (what’s that?!) people, as they struggle along daily with what is called the journey of life.”

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

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or 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 (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

“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.”

Wainui rainbow

stunner of a sunrise

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Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories (by Ray Lock)

17 Dec

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

I was a Witness to the sinking of the Bismarck!

‘Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories’ by Ray Lock The book ‘Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories’ by Ray Lock

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005H93F4W

Just learning (a bit more) about the publishing process, as I “work” on and update my dear dad’s book Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories , a “true labour of love”

enjoy

craig

To the great song Sink The Bismarck by Johnny Horton

Click on www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecIdlEAKhU

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We have forgotten Tata’s lessons

14 Dec
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Stitching up torn lives

9 Dec

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

Stitching up torn lives
Beaded dolls are helping South African women living with HIV/AIDS to earn an income and regain hope and dignity
Tags: Heroes, South Africa, help AIDS, HIV, women, beaded, dolls, Reader’s Digest,  Glynis Horning

Sourced from http://www.readersdigest.com.au/life/stitching-up-torn-lives/article178210-1.html

Janet Ncube climbs the dusty red path from her mud home in the Valley of a Thousand Hills outside Durban, and casts her mind back to a day, six years ago, when she made the same climb but had to stop every few paces. “Today I still stop sometimes to look at the view,” the 49-year-old says quietly, resting her dark eyes on the rugged, hut-speckled slopes around her. “But that terrible day I stopped to pray for the strength to go on. I was full of pain and fear with this HIV sickness. I had to get help.”

Like others in this impoverished community, Janet found it at what…

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Interview with Mac Maharaj

5 Dec

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/20131209

You may also like   http://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/interview-with-mac-maharaj/ and

http://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/thoughts-on-nelson-mandela-what-each-one-of-us-can-learn-from-the-great-man/

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“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
~ Nelson Mandela from Long Walk to Freedom, 1994

from   .http://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/no-one-is-born-2/

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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.”
Rainbow over Devil's Peak  (from capetownskies.com)
Stunning rainbow links the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, South Africa. Photo by Chris McLennan.

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Interview with Mac Maharaj: “There’s a bit of Madiba in all of us!”

4 Dec

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

A NELson Mandela

http://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/category/mac-maharaj/

Your great legacy lives on, Madiba…

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c

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

Rainbow touch (from flickr.com)

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

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