All posts by 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. 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 life’s 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 "many moons". However, through a rather strange (and unique) 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 (now 300 + 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 run a run a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!) at the local Polytechnic. He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet. He has many varied interests and passions and 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" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from For Craig’s books see AMAZON at ... but rather GO to ?? When the writer is no more, the value of your purchase will soar." All proceeds go to the needy and underprivileged… and a charity (most worthy-Bill and I) “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 Moment In Time: Whitney Houston

Creating, sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring Enough there for now, c!

Shared by simply “the totally unmusical and impulsive world’s fourth worst writer”

“Information and InspirationDistributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” #

# Well my family and friends say (continually) that I’m “safest” just writing and sharing


Take a chance on me: Abba

enjoy Abba

Shared by “the totally unmusical (and impulsive) world’s fo(u)rth worst writer”

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

Well my family and friends say (continually) that I’m “safest” just writing and sharing


‘Write, create, innovate’

Music Album Review: ‘Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990’ (2022)

A Certain Point of View, Too

(C) 2022 Legacy/ Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment

Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990 (2022)

Produced & Directed by: Jon Small

Producers: Steve Cohen & John Jackson

Starring: Billy Joel, David Brown, Tommy Byrnes, Schuyler Deale, Mark Rivera, Liberty DeVitto, Jeffrey Jacobs, Crystal Taliefero

Release Date: November 4, 2022

The Piano Man Comes Home to The Bronx!

Billy Joel and Yankee Stadium seemed perfect together. Both are quintessential New York, and both are legendary in their own way, so the marriage of the two made perfect sense. – Michael Kay, Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990

On November 4, 2022, Columbia Records’ Legacy label released Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990, a concert film/2-CD mixed media set featuring a remastered, re-edited update of producer-director Jon Small’s 1990 Billy Joel: Live at…

View original post 2,542 more words

Greatest love of all: Whitney Houston

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity


“totally unmusical” c

Photo by Alex simplifier on

Shared by “the totally unmusical (and impulsive) world’s fo(u)rth worst writer (and absolutely worst photographer”)

Write, create, innovate’

Jesus is the light that shines in (and guides me through) the darkness