Life TV: Stories

21 Mar

9/11/01: My Story

15 Mar

Ten Thousand Days

Everyyear I sharethe 9/11 story of myself and my lifelong best friend.

It’s an amazing story of baseball, beer and friendship.

In 2016our story went viral by being told by Mike Rowe on his “The Way I Heard It” podcast. The episode was called“You Don’t Know Mike”.

Here is our story.

Back in 2001 I worked in the grocery business for Wild Oats Markets, overseeing stores throughout the country.

Nineteen years ago this past week, I was sent to the east coast. Starting in Florida for two days, I then flew to Boston for a day before driving to visit a couple of stores in Connecticut.

On September 10, 2001 my co-worker Simonand I finished our project several hours early in Westport, CT. It was noon and we realized that we suddenly had a free afternoon and evening. We weren’t scheduled to fly back home until more than…

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When Brain Damage Unlocks The Genius Within

3 Mar

Holocaust escape: A survival story

14 Feb

We have to tell their stories

8 Feb

Great art

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Hi

Thanks for the follow(s) # and/or’likes’

if you want to follow me, go to
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

and/or https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

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# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* 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).wordpress.com

* 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)
http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

All the best with your blog
“early bird (very) waking up (if ever??) sleepy-head” craig
“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *
* not bridges (thank goodness)!
Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Voices of Lighthouses

A memorial garden and a sobering sculpture recall those who died during the Holocaust and remind all who visit: “we must NEVER forget.”

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been re-examining my legacy. A recent message by Pastor Andy Stanley, “What Story Do You Want to Tell” inspired me to think about my life’s story. Today on Holocaust Remembrance Day, one of the Holocaust survivors said, “We have to tell our stories so it won’t happen again.” We do have short memories so history often repeats itself. That’s why we need annual holidays and commemorations. Not only for the next generation but for ourselves.

Living in Miami Beach changed my life and my art, so I would be remiss if I didn’t share some of its Jewish History today.

Facing off with those who thought South Beach should be known only as a place for “fun in the sun,”

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A time to speak

31 Jan

God's Whispers of Truth

The following post is my story in a nutshell which a dear friend has strongly encouraged me to share. We all have a story. We all need to share. There is healing in sharing. There is healing in reaching others with our brokenness and pointing up to Jesus who heals and restores. Thank you for reading and blessings on your 2021!❤


I have often heard it said that brain injury comes in all different shapes and sizes. Whether it’s mild, moderate or severe brain injury, they all hold a very similar characteristic; they are all traumatic.

My traumatic brain injury occured as a child of barely thirteen years old. On the summer of 1991, the minivan full of us five church youths rolled down a steep embankment after missing the guard rail by just a few feet. The seventeen year old driver spaced out at the wheel. Tragically, two beautiful…

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Christmas hope for Aotearoa: Message from NZ church leaders

26 Dec

WHO IS "THE REAL, THE TRUE, THE LIVING" JESUS?

Christmas can’t come early enough — at least for some this year. The desire for joy and laughter, regathering with family and friends, not to mention putting 2020 behind us.

For others, there is fatigue from the emotional cost of a year that will be remembered in the history books.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/christmas-hope-for-aotearoa-message-from-nz-church-leaders/EY6PAPDLEKARFVJUVYMEFTHWRU/

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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


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On the brain injury journey, looking back at how far we’ve come can be one of the most beautiful ways to practice gratitude

28 Nov

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/the-lords-prayer-andrea-bocelli/

Shared by “totally unmusical (+ impulsive”) c

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing even though I’m called “the world’s forth worst writer”)

see https://creativewritingcoursebook.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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

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Kiwi journalist Linda Collins on breaking the suicide taboo

17 Nov

Footprints in the sand

15 Nov