Some Cognitive Effects of Head (Brain) Injury

Human brain in x-ray view

Article Title: Some Cognitive Effects of Head (Brain) Injury
Author: Craig Lock
Category (key words): head injury, brain injury, brain damage, neuro-psychology, medical information, medical resources
Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://goo.gl/vTpjk
The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.comandhttp://craigsblogs.wordpress.com
Other Articles are available at:http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles.html
(Personal growth,self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words ofinspirationand money management, how boring now, craig!)
PublishingGuidelines:

I hope that the following piece may be informative to others. This article may be freely reproduced electronically or in print. Although very personal, if through sharing a little of my experiences, it helps anyone “out there in the often very difficult, but always amazing ‘journey of life’ in any way, then I’m very happy.
We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
*
SOME COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF HEAD INJURY:
by Craig Lock

“Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull is able to withstand many types of blows; but the brain is vulnerable to sudden swirling or rotating movements. Shake the bowl and see what happens to the jelly.”
– Dr Don Mackie, Emergency Specialist(in New Zealand)

This extract (in note form) is from a chapter from my manuscript titled MY STORY, MY DREAM available at http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-My-Way/and as an e-book at
http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-Way-ebook/dp/B005GS6ZVO
Also LIVING WITH HEAD (BRAIN) INJURY (from ‘MY STORY’)* [Kindle Editionhttp://www.amazon.com/LIVING-BRAIN-INJURY-STORY-ebook/dp/B005IQMC0W/
and his latest Who Wants to be Normal Anyway
#

Here are my notes from those books (in point form), which I apply every day in my “little” life…

Firstly …extreme FATIGUE
*
Wake up every morning feeling heavy-headed (very).
* fatigue – take frequent breaks and do the most demanding tasks first…even get exhausted reading a newspaper! So break the task into “bytes”…doing most of my reading “first thing” when I awaken early)

* in South Africa found telling stories very difficult – kept facts to a minimum. Write way better than I talk.
* muddled – making tea AND coffee for guests. Sugar, one two, milk??? Total confusion making for more than just myself. Ha ha (just ask my friends if it’s true – a clue – they make the drinks)! So I put one thing away at a time, then finish. Single-minded FOCUS.
Not observant.
Visio-spatial organisation
short-term and visual memory (visual overload)

I have the ideal job (at long last!). Very part-time and flexible, work in my own time just a few hours a day, take breaks when fatigued. Also (and most importantly) I do it totally my way (very hard in a “normal” environment). Info overload (and change) is a real problem, when other things are going on – groups (avoid that!), etc.
However, with motivation (great), determination and self discipline one can achieve wonders.

“An individual of forceful personality , with a high tolerance of frustration, showing drive, determination and great resilience, will win through in the end more successfully than someone of less robust temperament.”*
– Dr Frederick F Linge

* Also add motivation (high), perseverance (huge) and patience (great)

– me

from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/tag/frederick-r-linge/ and http://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/
*
THE EFFECTS OF FATIGUE:
I wake up every morning feeling exhausted, as if I haven’t had a good night’s rest. ALWAYS. A bit light-headed too – no very HEAVY-headed. It’s hard to describe the feeling. I feel I could sleep for days, but force my self out of bed to do my daily tasks. However, the first 2-3 hours of the day are by far my best times for alertness and getting the most important tasks done (like sending out articles on the internet). Also get more tired as the day progresses and have gone to bed really early for most of my life. I need more rest and have to work my day around my “funny job(s)” – by taking frequent rests and walks during the day (“sleep-walking through life”, as dear M calls it). It’s not at all depression, just REAL FATIGUE – a “heavy headed” feeling, a bit like the “hung-over” feeling (not that I’ve had one for “moons” – thank goodness I don’t drink much… what I be like then… a total “zombie!”).

On reflection, my Lifegrow insurance job in Cape Town, South Africa was perfect for me… It was liason/marketing/PR. Worked few hours early am, then socialised just ‘cruisin around’. Only then I didn’t know then what I know now….and how well it suited me (doing it “totally my way!” – thanks Frank Sinatra). Thank goodness for the great people, who helped me to “success” (Nicola, Rethe, Tony and Ronnie). Then after “emigrating” everything, our entire worlds, came crashing down in Perth, Australia …and the real struggles began. Yet God can do the most amazing things, work miracles… by turning our deepest scars in to the most brilliant stars.

Now many many years later after that trauma my current position selling subscriptions for Sky TV (very part-time) here in a small provincial NZ city (“Sleepy Hollow”) suits me perfectly. Flexible hours working when I want out of the “corporate rat race” and doing it “totally my way” . I’ve been doing it very successfully for over three and a half years (five now, now over ten!). It’s my longest and best job in my entire “career” and I’m very happy here “Dropped out in Godzone” (the title of my second book, btw).
BE HAPPY too
craig Nov 2012

PS:
If you are interested, there’s a great detailed article by Dr Frederick Linge athttp://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/What_Does_it_Feel_Like_to_be_Brain_Damaged.html
It’s also on this blog at http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

“Success to others may be apparent in what you DO; but
significance, meaning and purpose lies, then reveals itself
in what you ARE and BECOME down the ‘river of life’ – how
and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily
obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the
often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious
journey.
Light your path brightly
.”

good morning, this morning

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power behind you…and the seemingly difficult path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”


“When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing
with hope.

– craig (from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

About the submitter:
Craig has a long-standing head injury and has been researching, studying and writing in this field for over twenty years. He hopes that by sharing this information, it will make some difference in those lives affected by brain injury

http://www.craiglockbooks.com http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his new books Who Wants to be Normal Anyway) are available at:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://goo.gl/vTpjk
MY STORY, MY DREAM is available athttp://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-My-Way/and as an e-book at http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-Way-ebook/dp/B005GS6ZVO

Also LIVING WITH HEAD (BRAIN) INJURY (from ‘MY STORY’) * [Kindle Edition http://www.amazon.com/LIVING-BRAIN-INJURY-STORY-ebook/dp/B005IQMC0W/
and his latest Who Wants to be Normal Anyway

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.comandhttp://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

This article may be freely reproduced electronically or in print. If it helps anyone “out there in the often very difficult, but always amazing ‘journey of life’ in any way, then I’m very happy.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

PPS

“Let’s not what we can’t do stop us from doing what we CAN do..best!”

“There are no perceived limits, just endless possibilities…horizons far and wide”
– craig

light (gorlin)

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About craig lock

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html 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. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 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 over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange 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 (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 taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He 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 http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html 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. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock 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 lifes 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 over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange 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 (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 taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He 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" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “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
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  1. craiglock says:

    Reblogged this on My Story (I'll Do it My Way). and https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

    Thanks for the comment/follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

    (but if you are following me, my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)

    * By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk and talk at the same time )

    Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s))

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”

    I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (“zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back.

    Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). 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”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me

    see
    http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

    http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

    https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

    https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

    http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com

    https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

    and

    https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

    and my friend’s blog at http://www.brainheadinjury.wordpresss.com

    Sorry and hope you can understand.

    * “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 liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing (which I’m often told is what is “safest” for me!)

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

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

    https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    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

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

    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS

    “I wish you well on a rainy day
    I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
    To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
    to remind you that happiness can happen
    when you least expect it.

    I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
    to show you the simple beauty of life
    and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

    I wish you rainbows
    I wish you well.”

    – Larry S. Chengges

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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  15. craig lock says:

    Thanks
    see https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/many-millions-of-comments-on-this-web-site/ (and more than a million comments on just THIS article alone)

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)

    from
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzMnFoX2tfMVYzMjA/view?usp=sharing

    and

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzMnFoX2tfMVYzMjA/view?ts=58cc29feHi

    This is craig and this is a quick word of sincere thanks to you ALL. I came

    across the following post from international best-selling author, Bryant

    McGill on his Facebook page, which I felt “inspired” to share. Brant’s

    writing summed up/put these thoughts far better than “lazy-bones” I ever

    could have done, so am sharing these beautifully-written and heart-felt

    sentiments in the same spirit (through copy and paste ( CONTROL C AND

    V)

    Personalized, “adapted” and abbreviated (edited) from

    https://www.facebook.com/bryantmcgill/

    Thanks (sincerely) for “the borrow” Bryant.

    “Be bold and unseen forces come to one’s aid”

    This is a personal message to ALL you good people around the world, who

    follow my various blog pages and posts and read and comment my various

    writings on WordPress and in my books. I want you to know that I really

    appreciate all of you. I would love to respond to nearly every comment. I

    can’t do that; however I do care that you take the time to read (and absorb)

    what I’ve written and may even have commented. I do read as many

    comments on my 200 + blogs as I can, but probably have missed countless

    thoughts of yours, so have not replied. Sorry and thanks for the

    understanding.

    “Just as you grow and learn, I am also growing and learning from you

    all…and really like people to THINK.”

    I just felt compelled to let you know that I really appreciate you for reading

    and perhaps following my various writings. Never think for a moment, that

    just because I don’t respond to comments or messages that I am not paying

    attention. I am paying attention and I am grateful.

    I am a full-time writer, which means you are a very important part of my life.

    I wish all of you the freedom, respect and happiness you each deserve. Thank

    you all for being a part of my life. Your presence, feedback and contribution

    “out there in cyberspace” has added immeasurable to my ‘little’ life here in

    “isolated and far-off Sleepy Hollow”, near the bottom of the world and

    through the medium of the net we can be and remain connected in spirit.

    craig

    and see

    To every underdog with a dream

    Bryant McGill of SimpleReminders.com

    http://www.simplereminders.com

    for Bryant’s full message see https://www.facebook.com/bryantmcgill/

    Best wishes from the First City to see the light

    “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.”

    “Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s

    inspire the world.”

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  19. craig lock says:

    To my “cyber-friends/pals” around the world….

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

    Hi everyone

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks to YOU all for the thanx” (in thought)

    if you want to follow me, go to https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

    https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

    and

    https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

    Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)
    * By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

    Who says men can’t multi-task!

    Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

    “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

    – Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

    Now back to the message I was posting before I got distracted

    enjoy anyway

    “totally impulsive” c
    #

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”

    I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (even “zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    in recent years …true!). A few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back and I got swamped with comments on my various blogs… so had to close them all off.

    Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet. As mentioned (stop repeating yourself, c – bad writing…otherwise the first signs of approaching senility!), I was unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages, so had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me.

    see

    http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

    http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

    https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

    https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

    http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com

    https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

    and

    https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

    and my friend’s blog at http://www.brainheadinjury.wordpresss.com

    Sorry and hope you can understand.

    * “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 liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing (which I’m often told is what is “safest” for me!)

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

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

    https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    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

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

    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS

    “I wish you well on a rainy day
    I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
    To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
    to remind you that happiness can happen
    when you least expect it.

    I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
    to show you the simple beauty of life
    and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

    I wish you rainbows
    I wish you well.”

    – Larry S. Chengges

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915

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