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Tribute to a fabulous Human we had the privilege to call our Brother.

May 25, 2020

Innerdialects

We drive off Commercial street (Bangalore, Peninsula India), 3 pm, mid a month’s Lockdown- the streets are clutter free, we are armed with ID and saying ‘Nice!’ through the pain of losing our precious brother Sam.

Yes, he would’ve approved. “No big church service, just like he’d want it. No suit…” quiet words from his sister Dr.Prema Dhanraj, her eyes misty with love. No sad song & masses of tears. No hyper-parade of bouquets. Just a clutch of family members, though masked, distanced….

Beloved brother
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He was a Minimalist with blazing intellect & humor. He lived to love but his love was quiet, no frills. If you looked for a compliment he’d say, “Nice!” Or “Good” complete with dimpled chuckle that I cannot get out of my system and shouldn’t.

My eldest sis Thel (Sam’s wife) had a Bible that…

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The Angels of Merchants Quay

May 20, 2020

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and
http://www.journalistandwriter.wordpress.com

Hi Eric

Thanks for the follow

I just realised my days are determined and lead down paths from the feedback by my readers and followers around the world, like you. So thanks for the input.

All your comments and feedback encourage (greatly), uplift and even inspire me to follow “this road less travelled”.

I love my days “interacting with you’ guys and gals’ (and anything else in these PC * days-very)”

“waking up sleepy-head” craig

“the world’s fourth worst writer”

see

https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer/

and
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/why-im-only-the-worlds-fourth-worst-writer-3/

* and definitely NOT a police constable)

Still

“Driven to uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”

https://craigsquotes.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/path-emerson.jpg?w=605&h=454

…”of chaos” (in the “real world”, so says “the nurse”)

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-6/

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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Eric's Portfolio

An array of services available to those in need                       

“Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organisation that helps people who are homeless and those caught in addiction. We provide frontline services, practical supports, pathways towards recovery and innovative responses to the issues of drug use and homelessness in Ireland.” –MQI.

The Merchants Quay Project was setup in 1989 with just two rooms and a drop-in centre. It was not until 2001, that the homeless and drugs services operating at Merchants Quay, were brought together under one management structure and became MQI.

With over 63,000 cases presented for problem drug use in Ireland between 2011 and 2017 according toThe Health Research Board, the staff at MQI are certainly kept busy. MQI are one of the very small few organisations that offer a needle exchange service to drug users that inject.

Christine Leddy is the…

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There is nothing worse than hunger,’ says South Africa hero Siya Kolisi of helping townships during lockdown

May 17, 2020

Petition for the Frontliners

April 24, 2020

Two Pence

We have seen and heard the clapping and cheering. It’s time to give the frontliners, who are sacrificing their time and effort and putting their lives on the line, a proper tribute.

Sign the petition to grant frontliners indefinite leave to remain to continue serving this country!

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/312565

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Life Lessons Learned from a Nurse

April 22, 2020

The Nurse's Heart

I received my RN license 20 years ago this July. That is strange to say and makes me feel ancient. I remember what I used to think of the nurses that had been around the block…they just seemed so old! If you had told me back then where I would be now, the incredible people I would have met and the cherished lessons I would learn along the way, well, I would have laughed and said you were crazy. Most of the lessons I learned feel universal so I wanted to share them. Maybe some of them will resonate with you.

They say hindsight is 20/20, but had I the opportunity to sit across the table from myself back then, here are some things I would have shared with that wide-eyed, younger version of me…

  1. You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for.
  2. Taking care…

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For Your Own Good??: Covid-19

April 18, 2020

Inspirational videos

Covid-19

L’ AUTORE È TALMENTE UNA BELLA PERSONA
= The author 1s such a beautiful person

For your own good


from
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=L%27+AUTORE+%C3%88+TALMENTE+UNA+BELLA+PERSONA+english

Share, encourage, uplift and perhaps even inspire

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For Your Own Good??: Covid-19

April 18, 2020

Inspirational videos

Covid-19

L’ AUTORE È TALMENTE UNA BELLA PERSONA
= The author 1s such a beautiful person

For your own good


from
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=L%27+AUTORE+%C3%88+TALMENTE+UNA+BELLA+PERSONA+english

Share, encourage, uplift and perhaps even inspire

wordpress twenty sixteenp6210775

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Opinion: Life and Death in the ‘Hot Zone’

April 14, 2020

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

This is not a time to die.

Terror, pain and loneliness mingle in the air with the coronavirus in the “hot zone” of the emergency department at Jack D. Weiler Hospital in the Bronx. The room is jammed with patients whose frightened eyes peer above their oxygen masks as they struggle to breathe, feel that they are drowning, wonder if they will ever again see loved ones.

from https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31
Also see http://www.quietheroes.wordpress.com

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Opinion: Life and Death in the ‘Hot Zone’

April 14, 2020

from https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31
Also see http://www.quietheroes.wordpress.com

Clap for all humanity to announce war on COVID-19: Light the 22/40 candle for bravery

April 11, 2020

Law of Attraction finds me!

I have and will continue to clap for the NHS, all global doctors, carers, nurses and scientists, along with the other key workers. But who are these mystery key workers? Hand on heart, don’t most of us think that the clapping is only for the NHS? Others who might know that there are other applaudable categories too, but struggle to name them all. If you know the details, then you have read the small print and well done, Sirs/Mses. After reading varied articles, blogs, and listening to the News channels and indeed many friends, it seems that their information is either restrictive or indeed a bit patchy about the poor employees on this long list. So, I would like to make a point to clap for all the key workers: Health and social care, Education and childcare (though the schools are now closed), Key Public services- justice system, religious staff…

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