“Those who stand up for justice will always be on the right side of history.”

April 9, 2021

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

Bismarck Dorsetshire and Memories

March 29, 2021

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

March 1, 2021

Craig's Quotes

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

– Dr Martin Luther-King, jr

https://writercraig.wordpress.com/2021/03/01/unity/

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com http://www.drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com http://www.martinlutherkng.wordpress.com

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http://www.mlutherking.wordpress.com

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??),encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring

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

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Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000 — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

February 25, 2021

A new Book: Writing into the Light

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2021/02/24/nelson-mandela-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-laureus-lifetime-achievement-award-2000/ and  http://facebook.com/craig.lock.31 Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000 — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000 — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

https://writercraig.wordpress.com/2021/02/24/nelson-mandela-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-laureus-lifetime-achievement-award-2000/

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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“Peace is the greatest weapon for development, that any person (and people) can have.”

February 20, 2021

Peace is the greatest weapon for development, that any person (and people) can have.”

https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/category/economic-development/

and my variation…

A state of peace is the most powerful stimulant and accelerant, the precurser for economic growth in any developing country ,”

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

Think about that one, c. Perhaps in any country??

Peace is not something you wish for

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

Holocaust escape: A survival story

February 14, 2021

My African Dream: Andre Rieu

February 4, 2021

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2021/02/03/african-dream/

My African Dream: Andre Rieu — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/

SHARE, SUPPORT, IMPACT, UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and perhaps even INSPIRE

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

The Impossible Dream

January 30, 2021

Craig's Books

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/the-impossible-dream/ http://www.craigswritingjourney.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.”

The Impossible Dream — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has…It is more powerful in governments in breaking down racial barriers.”

January 28, 2021

Sport for Peace: Sport Transcending Boundaries

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has…It is more powerful in governments in breaking down racial barriers.”

– Madiba (www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com)

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/233784-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-it-has#=

and

http://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

following on from my last post

http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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The Conductor, by Sarah Quigley

January 26, 2021

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

The Conductor

My interest in Sarah Quigley’s fourth novel, The Conductor, was piqued when I read its description amongst the titles listed in the IMPAC longlist.  It’s the story of how the 7th ‘Leningrad’ Symphony came to be composed by Shostakovich and then broadcast on August 9th 1942 by a raggle-taggle orchestra during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad in the Second World War.

It’s well-written historical fiction, shedding light on the interior lives of three main historical figures: composer Dmitri Shostakovich; the conductor of the Radio Orchestra Karl Eliasberg; and the musician Nikolai Nikolayev.  The story begins with the rumours that Hitler might be about to renege on the pact he had with Stalin, when life among the cultural elite is a mélange of backstabbing jealousies and gossip and Eliasberg is only on the fringes because a radio orchestra is not in the same league as the Philharmonic led by the…

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