“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view along the way, seeing how far you’ve already come from the higher slopes of life’s long (and at times very rocky, difficult) journey.”

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“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view …

“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view along the way, seeing how far you’ve already come from the higher slopes of life’s long (and at times very rocky, difficult) journey.” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

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“It’s water under the bridge.” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as "life unfolds"

“It’s (just) water under the bridge.”

“It’s water under the bridge.” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/its-water-und/ http://www.upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com

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 https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2021/05/13/bridge-over-troubled-water-14/

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To change one’s life for the better requires many positive steps, one in front of the other, with your sights always on your goal.

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To change one’s life for the better requires many positive steps, one in front of the other, with your sights always on your goal.

To change one’s life for the better requires many positive steps, one in front of the other, with your sights always on your goal. — BooKs by cRaig loCk

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“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

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“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

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The Write Stuff — “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”

“You have always written before and you will write now…” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

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How a South African “Moegoe” became “politically aware”

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Timol – Pursuit of Justice

from https://www.google.co.za/search?q=ahmed+timol&source=hp&ei=VwPAYPnRIeeJ4-EP07OI6AI&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYMARZzmLzQWreAmk4MkgE6D7sr_Y-Q4i&oq=ahmed+timol&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyCwguEMcBEK8BEJMCMgIILjICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAOggIABCxAxCDAToFCAAQsQM6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOggILhDHARCvAToICC4QsQMQkwI6BQguEJMCOgQIABAKOgQILhAKUO8RWNtMYPxkaABwAHgAgAGXEYgB1DKSAQswLjIuNS4yLjktMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXo&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwi52fqXnonxAhXnxDgGHdMZAi0Q4dUDCAc&uact=5

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I was in my first job and still remember vividly police chasing students from my office at the top of Adderley St near the Cathedral in St Georges St – the first stirrings of my “political conscience”. Think I wrote about it in my very first manuscript, How a South African “Moegoe” * became “politically aware”

*= “drongo”

pic from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-6/

I think the students were protesting the death (“suicide”) of Ahmed Timol at John Vorster Square in 1971

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/detention-without-trial-in-john-vorster-square-south-african-history-archive/gQ-

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&ei=GgTAYNH5BrGQmgeT8p7wDA&oq=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyBwghEAoQoAFQ9ZQjWPWUI2DBmSNoAXAAeACAAYMCiAHyA5IBAzItMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjR7t30nonxAhUxiOYKHRO5B84Q4dUDCBE&uact=5

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&biw=1366&bih=635&tbm=vid&ei=IAfAYMPqGsiprtoP4Oe14AQ&oq=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&gs_l=psy-ab-video.12…10484.10484.0.14634.1.1.0.0.0.0.584.584.5-1.1.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab-video..0.0.0….0.KytrPg5s41E

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Also see

https://www.capetownmagazine.com/public-holiday-day-of-reconciliation

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“Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.”

https://craigsbooks.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/rock-bottom-jk-rowling.jpg from my "filing system" at https://www.google.com/search?q=jk+rowling+craig+lock&source=lmns&rlz=1C1YTUH_enNZ931NZ931&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjLjuTXjIbxAhWhALcAHdjcBzUQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA “You couldn’t (wouldn’t be able to) do any ‘job (normal/formal), c” – “The nurse” http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com And after being rejected for hundreds of jobs (and/or been unable to do them!)… “So after some time, I eventually decided with everything within me, to try with all my heart and soul to create one for myself and our …

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MOTOR RACING – A BIRD’S EYE VIEW

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MOTOR RACING – A BIRD’S EYE VIEW

Lesson 1

Hazel Lock

Colenso Rd

Newlands

Cape Town

1965

Having a boy friend who is completely mad about racing cars, all shapes and sizes and about me (only one size), I was persuaded to go with him to our local car racing event, which is held at Killarney race track, some ten miles out of Cape Town.

As he was going to assist with the spanner-holding in one of the driver’s pits, he asked me to keep a record of the lap times and to make a comprehensive chart of the results of the various races. Unfortunately, I was so captivated by the racing setting and scene that times and charts didn’t enter into the race at all and this is now the afternoon (my first visit) at the races was seen by a feminine eye.

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The Politics of Love

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The Politics of Love The Politics of Love — BooKs by cRaig loCk http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com “Let the light of love enlighten the whole world.”

The Politics of Love — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

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