“I want to write with the spirit of an Ayrton Senna…”

For you dearest dad. Thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love
You rest whilst I “work”
The dream never died…
It’s just taken another course

“Life is what happens in between making other plans!”

Writing and Formula1 (Racing + Writing in the Zone)

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Why The Unconventional Dad

The Unconventional Dad

I started this blog because I feel like I’m in a unique spot. I’m not having a midlife crisis, or realizing that I’m sick of my job and want to be my own man. I didn’t get a degree in one thing and then discover that I really want to do something else. No, I’ve started before all that. I’m determined to not climb up a ladder that’s leaning on the wrong wall. I’ve picked entrepreneurship as my profession because I want to get my lifestyle right the first time. Or at least, before I’m 30, giving all my time and energy to someone else’s dream. I’ve got bigger things to do than that.

I’m also a new dad. I don’t have a ton of kids to take care of, just one on the way. I’m brand new to being a husband too, and both of these roles take a…

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My Life: The Present

see where the journey went, dearest dad
“Life is what happens in between making other plans.”
“life is queer with its twists and turns” (must develop that “tort”)

“you rest whilst I “work” (for a change)

Craig's List of Writings

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To all the Fathers out there…

To the ever present father

Thank you for deferring your dreams so that mine could be realised
I know you would have wanted to be more than what you are today
You sacrificed your sweat and hard-earned money for us
Thank you for being uncomfortable so that I could live comfortably

For lifting heavy loads on both hands, over your shoulders( literally and figuratively )it all seemed as if you were carrying weight as light as a feather! When mom and I tried to carry the same load, gravity immediately humbled us.
It’s like you were born to play out your role perfectly well!

For concealing your pain and stifling your tears when we hit rock bottom,
I understand that like any other human being you have emotions,
For biting your lower lip and acting macho in front of us while you were in turmoil
Like a duck, seemingly…

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance – it’s a matter of choice.”

craig's thoughts





‘Be bold and unseen forces come to ones aid.”

Originally posted on THE CHOICE: “Destiny is not a matter of chance – it’s a matter of choice.” https://creativewritingcoursebook.wordpress.com/2020/06/16/destiny/ and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com From one of my first books Quote Unquote (1993) https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=quote+unquote+craig+lock and https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=quote+unquote+cr Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring ? (enough there for now, c)…

via “Destiny is not a matter of chance – it’s a matter of choice.” — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

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Father and Son (by Cat Stevens)

craig dad






“Totally unmusical” c

Thanks for everything, “dearest” mom and dad


and I (in turn) pass on the mantle to my beloved sons, G and S


The Death Of My Father

Dearest dad


I believe it’s so important that we share our stories with each other to draw comfort, inspiration, and wisdom from them and to help us better navigate life.

I always knew it was coming, I just didn’t know when. Death, that is. It’s rudely brushed past me before, but it’s easy to distance yourself when it’s someone else’s loved one. When it’s your loved one, when someone from your inner circle exits, death is no longer a curiosity and an occasion to show empathy, but a piercing of the heart. I had no idea that I would be consumed by it, that my dad’s face would take up residence in my mind, and that his departure would so ravage my thinking that keeping track of anything would become a considerable challenge.

Death isn’t pretty. My dads death was wholly unexpected. Growing up as a kid, I was my dads favorite…

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Father and I

People of mystery

Most of us are told that when you will be a father then only you can understand your father. It’s true to the extreme boundaries of life.

Everyone has a dream and most of us try to walk towards it. Some achieve it in the shape of career, some struggle to keep up with it and most of us die with dreams buried inside.

Most of people complain that there is a difference in understanding between a father and son. Sometimes it may be due to age gap and in most of the cases it happens due to not understanding each other. At a very young age they become a support for you and then we come up with our own. It becomes hard for one to understand that parents don’t get what we want to do or what we want to convey to them. It may be due to…

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The virtually unbeatable Igor Fraga


Igor and his dad, Fabrizio

Igor and his dad’s story made me realise the close identity/bond I had with my own dad , He was my biggest supporter, together with the special times + dreams in my youth

“The dream never died… it’s just taken another course”

“Life is what happens in between making other plans.”
– John Lennon

see https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/the-dream-never-died-its-just-taken-another-course/