K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest with a peak elevation of 8,611 m. K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, at the border between Pakistan and…

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Happy blogging/writing
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Best wishes  from the First City to see the light
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Don’t worry about the world ending today

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

Hideout Trip

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest with a peak elevation of 8,611 m. K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, at the border between Pakistan and…

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Prayer Wheels of Annapurna / Nepal

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Hiking Pictures

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Mont Blanc, France

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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)
+
http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

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

+

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* 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)

* 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)
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All the best with your blog

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

Rancor Travel

Mont Blanc, France

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by Yagosan on Flickr.Asahi-dake volcano, the tallest mountain in Hokkaido, Japan.

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Hi

Thanks for the follow (and/or like(s) and all the best with your blog

craig

Rat catchers of our time
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Telling and sharing stories through the power of the www.

for your entertainment in social isolation/hibernation

https://creativekiwis.wordpress.com/2020/04/05/im-in-hibernation/

A church has a rat problem

The church doesn’t want to kill the rats so they trap them and release them far away, but the next day they are back.

Next they try ask them politely to leave, still they won’t budge.

Finally the priest has one last idea, he baptized all the rats.

Now they only come at Christmas and Easter.

man walked into a bar. He sat down and asked the bar tender “If I impress you, can I have a free drink?”. The bar tender said sure, so the man reached in his pocket and pulled out a tiny piano. He then pulled out a small rat and set it by the piano. It crawled on to the bench and began playing

music. The bar tender was amazed, so he gave the man a beer. Next, the man said “If I impress you even more, can I have free drinks for life?”. The bar tender didn’t think it was possible, so he agreed. The man pulled a frog out of his pocket, and it began to sing by the piano. The bar tender smiled and told the man that he was impressed. A man in a suit with a cane walked into the bar, saw the small animals, and offered to buy them for $2 million. The owner said no, but he offered to sell the frog for $500k. The rich man agreed, took the frog, and left. The bar tender couldn’t believe the owner just did that and said “Why did you just sell the frog?! There is no singing now!”. The owner laughed and said “Don’t worry; the rat is a ventriloquist!”.

Two professors of economics were walking down a road when they saw a dead rat.

The older one said – “If you eat this, I’ll pay you ₹10,000”. The younger one makes a quick cost-benefit analysis and finally eats the rat.

The younger professor experiences a bad after-taste and wants the older professor to experience the same. When he sees another dead rat on the road, he dares the professor to eat it in exchange for the old ₹10,000. The senior professor, eager to recover his reckless bet, eats it.

After a few minutes of walking silently, the younger professor finally says – “Looks like we’ve been eating dead rats for free.”

The older professor remarks, “But don’t forget we just added ₹ 20,000 to the GDP!”

RATS!

from

https://upjoke.com/rat-jokes
Thanks for the follow and all the best with your blog

“the totally unmusical pie piper (from “Sleepy Hollow”)”

Shared by “early bird” (very) * craig

* my “best” time (by far)

“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

“Live each day as if it’s your last…

and one day you’ll be right!

PS

So it may be better and safer for you following the rats!

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

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

Locator Travel

by Yagosan on Flickr.Asahi-dake volcano, the tallest mountain in Hokkaido, Japan.

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How elite athletes are made: Mark Williams

The Psychology of Sport

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/the-devlin-radio-show/audio/mark-williams-author-of-the-best-how-elite-athletes-are-made/

from

Here are my notes (very brief in point form)

Wigmore

Born

Role of parents/siblings

Chance

Training

Participatopn

Mental skills

Resilience

Mental toughness

Persistence

Practice (right type)

Specialisation

Diversification

Early engagement

Do different things as you get older – to enhance skill set

Role of coaches

Interwoven tapestries/characteristics

Role of older siblings

Early specialisation

Book Bounce

Overthinging/”choking”- resulting in a drop-off in performance

Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, œentertaining (??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring

(enough there for now, c)

“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.”

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

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“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain (peak) .”

Roys Peak track, New Zealand

“Just keep walking... in and through the valleys…that are the seasons of life.”

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“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain (peak) .” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

and

“Only when one has been in the deepest valley can one ever know how magnificent it is to stand on the highest peak.”

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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It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

And each ONE of us has our own Everest to climb!

pic (below) from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/11/17/high-flight-by-john-magee/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/10/22/the-wind-beneath-my-wings-6/

from a ‘Google’ (my ‘filing system” – to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”). Thanks “BIG G”

and by that I mean God, rather than Google, but then probably I should thank both!

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

enjoy

“Mr middle-muddled Doolittle”

“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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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects and upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual.

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The Real Meaning of Stoicism

Ouso Escrever

We settle for what we shouldn’t. We settle for less when we can have so much more. We settle for pain, and we are the kings and queens of sorrow when we could be the Emperors and Imperatrices of solutions. But why we accept suffering so easily? Why we let fear and insecurities dictate our behaviors and sabotage our future? Because, to be honest, we suffer more in our imagination than in reality. Unfortunately, our brain can identify major changes, but it is lazy to perceive microaggressions, subtle changes in our daily life, that will, in the long run, undermine our routines. 

Although we have at our disposal scientific information about how our brain works, explaining even how we can use our emotions and subconscious mind to progress as individuals. The reality is that the majority of people don’t understand how people are or why they behave in a certain…

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