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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”

Originally posted on The Champion:


from   https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/it-is-not-the-mountain-we-conquer-but-ourselves/

“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.”

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Thanks for the follow/like/link and/or reblog

Originally posted on The Future of Electronic Publishing:

MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (many thousands already),.. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs athttps://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT!
Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
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”), Also sorry have had to close off comments on all of my blogs except one or two (an area in which I have a particular interest).  Thanks for the understanding.
* “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…

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Reflections on my first year as a citizen of lovely Cape Town (Cape Times, 19 May 2015, Page8)

Originally posted on Craiglock's Weblog:

I CAME here from the UK to live permanently with my Capetonian wife a year ago and I have gone out of my way to observe and learn as much as I can. When you live in another country it is essential to embrace the culture, society and environment rather… read more…

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“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves..”

Originally posted on Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator"):

“The fairest Cape in the entire circumference of the earth.” -the words of Sir Francis Drake from http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com


“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves..”

– Sir Edmund Hilary

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


“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.”
(Dag Hammarskjold)


Lions Head, Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa with Table Bay and Robben Island in the distance (where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)

from https://sawriter.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-madiba/

“He never, never stopped climbing that mountain to bring justice to people in every part of the world and that’s why Madiba will remain an inspiration for millions of young people.”

– the words of…

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Early Motor Racing in South Africa


“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

– Ayrton Senna

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/beyond-boundaries-ayrton-at-the-limit-3/

Originally posted on Early Motor Racing In South Africa:

from  https://vimeo.com/user19296398

I was born with methanol (and the smell of methanol flowing through my veins.”

Early Motor Racing  in South Africa: A Pictorial Journey is already available at Amazon

Click on http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X5FFGAQ



“It has been said that motor racing shares in common with sex the distinction of being one of the most popular, most maligned and least understood of human activities.

Racing is something that most people will never understand. It’s not just a sport or something to do on Saturday night and Sunday. It’s a way of life!! Once your in it, it’s in your blood. Once you make your first run… you can’t stop. The track is home away from home. You smell that race fuel, rubber, and when you hear those engines scream…. it’s music to your ears. Also the love of the racing family!! “

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


Craig’s e-book (Kindle version) I

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