Ali Lochhead

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Ali Lochhead
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Writing is my passion and I'm mostly in my studio or in cafes scribbling away ♥ I'm writing a multimedia project exploring consciousness and also the unconscious, what I call the malignant ego; the compulsive, grasping mindset. I've journaled my own thoughts and experiences and I've taken the lovers path for the narrative as that was my own journey. I've also carried out extensive research, my web sites will house snippets of this work and a serve as prototypes for a series of novels and also a more detailed multi-dimensional web presence.

The spark for my project was ignited in my childhood. My English teacher at school, Colin McKay, gave me the confidence to go into journalism. I got my TV break on the oh-so-80's show Network 7




I went on to work as a News Anchor and Journalist for several UK news channels, B.B.C., I.T.N., and mainly Sky News, where I was also Technology Correspondent. My name was Ali Jack.




Jack was my stepfather's name and although I appreciated my stepfather I never really identified with him. Lochhead was my father's name. My dad died a few years ago and I was glad I had changed back.♥

I am proud of the work I did with Bono to highlight the issue of third world debt relief.

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Meeting Nelson Mandela in South Africa and working with his foundation to highlight the helplessness of HIV/AIDS orphans, spending time with the children and with the people of Soweto and Orange Farm impacted me profoundly and in hindsight changed the direction I took in life. I was also privileged and honoured to meet and interview His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Prime Ministers Brown, Blair, Major and Thatcher, then President Clinton and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan.

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Although despite my commitment to honest news reporting,

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it seems I am best remembered for getting a pie in my face!

In 18 years of journalism I met thousands of people. My dad said I was lucky. ♥

I met people who were homeless. Women who have been raped. Mothers whose children have been murdered. Abducted. Abused. I met paedophiles, rapists, murderers and murderesses. As well as meeting people who were dying of AIDS, I met people who were propagating HIV/AIDS for revenge. I've interviewed people who promote terror, as well as people who promote peace.

All of them touched me, some of them challenged me, but I gained a deep insight into the human condition, albeit it, at times, hard to fathom. My writings are an attempt to put everything I'd witnessed, all of these people's experiences into context.

A lot of people have supported me along the road. Thank you so much ♥ and mostly thanks to my wonderful children Laurel and Daniel. ♥ My guiding lights. ♥

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When I'm not writing I'm learning the art of photography (both sides of the camera) and I enjoy drawing geometric and abstract concept art. I like to meditate, do a bit of yoga and I'm quite a footy fan. My love for life and my sense of adventure has got me into some scrapes and led to some great fun.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to contribute in any way you'd like. ♥

Much Love, Ali.♥

Matt [2011-08-06] Hi Ali, I saw the clip of you getting covered in pie on YouTub...
Ali Lochhead alilochhead.com [2011-08-06] Hi Matt, no, I didn't exactly volunteer! My News Editor always ...
Jenny Anderson [2011-08-21] Hiya Honey, Glad to see your alive and kicking doing good wor...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-08-21] Oh So good to hear from you! You sound well. I'd love to come u...
Ali [2011-12-09] hi, that's cool working as a journalist but its risky job as w...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-09] hey namesake! thanks.
Giles [2011-12-11] Hi Ali, I found a comment of yours on a website where you w...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-12] Hi Giles, I'm using Arras Theme, it uses thumbnails extensively...
Giles [2011-12-12] Hi Ali, Thanks for the response. Perhaps this is an opport...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-13] Hi Giles, yes please do let me know....good luck! I'll also pos...
Courtney [2011-12-13] So what was the story behind the second time you got four pies ...
Giles www.successprovince.com [2011-12-14] Hi Ali... after hours of searching, I eventually stumbled u...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-15] Hi Courtney, yeah that one was recorded so I knew it was coming...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-15] Hey Giles, cool! Great site, you are way ahead of me on content...
Giles www.successprovince.com [2011-12-16] Yes, Ali. We are on a similar path. I am glad you subscribed to...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-16] Namaste. Which, according to Deepak Chopra's site means,"I hono...
Giles www.successprovince.com [2011-12-19] Yes, Namaste. the first place I came across that word was in De...
Giles www.successprovince.com [2011-12-19] Really, can't wait to read all you have coming up on how one ca...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-21] Hiya, yes, Eckhart Tolle uses Namaste as a greeting in his Q+A ...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-21] Thank you so much, that means so much to me. When I am working ...
Giles www.successprovince.com [2011-12-25] Merry Christmas, Ali.. Hope you are enjoying this festive seaso...
Ali alilochhead.com [2011-12-26] Thanks Giles, that means the world to me. Wishing you a wonderf...
Giles www.successprovince.com [2012-01-02] It's a new year. There is no depletion, but consistent evolutio...
Ali alilochhead.com [2012-01-02] Happy 2012! How interesting, I can't wait to read your book. Ho...
Giles www.successprovince.com [2012-01-02] Almost through... when will yours be ready? Will you send me a ...
Ali alilochhead.com [2012-01-03] I'm writing my project across 4 books....the first two, which c...