Well, this one's down to you Pogue. Another of your imaginative Christmas gifts. A limited edition copy of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince. First, thank you once again. Unexpected and pleasing. What more could one ask of a gift? If you've never read The Little Prince then you need to know that this seemingly … Continue reading Been Reading
Pogue, ...Monday...alarm clock noises...yawn...turn over and close eyes... But, listen, win the morning, win the day. That's what your brother's motto seems to be and he's right. Because how you approach a thing, how you start out will invariably determine your achievement. I know there's a philosophy that says that it's not how you start … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, So I'm writing away the other day and I just needed music. A fix you might say. Which is unusual as I normally write in silence so I can hear the inspiration (even as I write this I hear you saying, "What inspiration"). I did say "hear it" and not heed it! Anyway, you're … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Dear Pogue, Here are some thoughts that have been prompted by reading the book I mentioned in the last "Been Reading". I was not very far into it, not very far at all, when I realized that there were two processes going on. I was enjoying the unfolding of the plot and the development of … Continue reading The Observer
Hiya Pogue, I've polished off my first book for the year and have now launched into the second. The first book was a Christmas gift, the giver knowing that I had read the first of this author's novels and enjoyed it. The book Now and Future Witches by Alix E.Harrow is a fantasy with a … Continue reading Been Reading
So here's a question Pogue. Who is Normal Man? I had a friend when I was in school who, at the time Superman was having some popularity and tee-shirts with the iconic 'S' were being worn, made a tee-shirt with a large 'N' in place of the 'S'. Under the 'N' he printed 'Who is … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, You’ve had Songs To Pogue this week but I couldn’t resist out staying my welcome with a second tune. So I’m standing in my favourite coffee shop waiting for a Takeout because we’re currently not allowed to drink in. Then as I savour the aroma of freshly roasted coffee this noise filled my head.😍 … Continue reading Twice in a Week!
Dear Pogue, I mentioned in a recent Monday Musings that there seems to be some importance connected to right thoughts. You might remember that I quoted: Fix your thought on what is true, and honorable and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable.Phillipians 4:8 This sort of quote pops up in many spiritual texts, almost … Continue reading Right Thought…a new Law?
Well Pogue, The first song of a New Year, a new play list and I’m going to bring you an artist I’m sure you won’t know. A song with some Indian influences because, well we are a blog without borders😎🎷🎼🎵 We will spend the year exploring different music and smiling. So here to start you … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
So Pogue, My first post of the year, aside from my Musings of course, declared that we live in a world full of potential. It's all about us. Heaven is breaking in whenever the chance presents itself. Yet so many live such poor lives. Not necessarily monetarily poor, but obviously that exists. Rather with no … Continue reading Monday Musings
Well Pogue, We have just celebrated Christmas which, apart from being a wonderful opportunity to over indulge, is the actual recognition of an event. The coming of Christ, or to unpack that just a little, God choosing to take the form of a man and to live a in the backwater of the world. Now … Continue reading New Possibilities
Pogue, We've just ended the craziest of years! And where you and I sit, there's still more to come as the pandemic takes a new turn, mutates and comes up smiling. But we'll get through. Not quite as we might have planned, a more subdued lifestyles for a while I'm sure but let's turn that … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, Last song of the year and I’ve been sitting here playing an old, favourite album. Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan. Sometimes I find myself just wondering how someone can think up the lyrics. Have the thoughts. Capture feelings so accurately. Bob Dylan is one of those people, and this is my favourite … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Pogue, Last Monday of our year and it's that time when many people get philosophical over the way they have lived their lives in the year just gone. As John Lennon asked: So this is ChristmasAnd what have you done?Anther year over A new one just begun... And I have got philosophical. I have a … Continue reading Monday Musings
Hi Pogue, Here's a thing. There's a lady who calls herself Wise Hearted when she blogs. Lives on the other side of the world to us but she reads our letters. Obviously a person of great character. How they get to her remains a mystery. But she engages with them, comments and writes nice things … Continue reading Someone Called Me a Preacher!
Pogue, I'm late to put pen to paper for my Monday Musings but some days things just don't seem to flow and we write then screw up the page and condemn it to the paper bin because it wasn't invested with the truth, the emotion, the sincerity that we would want others to associate us … Continue reading Monday Musings
So the years coming towards an end Pogue, I might only get a couple more musical moments in🥺. Best make the most of them and there is so much I want to share because, well, music is the heart beat of life (?). Ok a little dramatic but you get my drift. I looked back … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Dear Pogue, I got all seasonal and thought I would write you a Christmas letter. Bit like a Christmas card but low on pictorial content and a lot more words. All in all, much better value I'm thinking. Some years ago I spoke in a church at Christmas. I spoke regularly then. Anyway, I always … Continue reading A Christmas Letter
Hey Pogue, It's Monday morning. So, humour me while I take you back a few years. It's to something that you probably have no interest in. It's to a football match, a Champions League Cup Final way back in 2005, between AC Milan and Liverpool. Hang on in there with me, I know you are … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, Only 12 days to Christmas and the town is looking festive despite Covid. Seems people are making an effort to be cheerful in the face of the year just gone. So, wherever I go I'm hearing Christmas music. The old favorites which come around every December and a few new offerings. Now there's a … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Pogue, I thought (yes I can spell it) I would tell you something that happened and it will make you smile. So I went Christmas shopping yesterday. I had a coffee (large, but you knew that) and wandered around the shops for a couple of hours chasing inspiration. Then the coffee caught up with me … Continue reading Foughts on a Friday
Pogue, Princeton University runs a Global Consciousness Project and has done so for some years. The original objective was to ascertain whether, and to what extent, human consciousness can act in unison). That your consciousness and my consciousness are not our own but part of something bigger, something that extends over the world and possibly … Continue reading How Many Hearts?
Morning Pogue, So I went Christmas shopping and found myself standing in a bookshop which will come as no surprise. Now bookshops in Cambridge are large. Lots of books. Happy days. And where better to muse than in a bookshop surrounded by all that thought. All that latent wisdom whispering, "read me, read me", caressing … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, Here something super smooth to slot into your day. Just find a quiet place and feel the music. Music with a mood on a Friday. Set you up for the weekend, nice and good. Like Sand by Marie Dahlstrom. Enjoy, because I am as I sit and watch the snow out of my window. … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Pogue, I came across this and offer it to you for your Monday Musing. I say “Namaste” because I like what it means, not because I’m a Hindu... A lot of people think I’m a Christian because I talk about Christian values, but the truth is I am really talking about Human Values... I’ve been … Continue reading Monday Musings
So Pogue, The last letter I sent you was titled ‘Affairs Of The Heart’. Well one thing led to another as things are want to do and before I had even put my pen down I’m remembering a song from back then. I know, it’s my curse, but it keeps me smiling. Why did I … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’ve been listening to.
Dear Pogue, Well you came out from under the covers for the last post and responded with four questions! Pogue was in the House! On its own each question could fuel a book I'm thinking but lets give them a try here and now. Be rude not to, are we agreed? Let's start by reminding … Continue reading Affairs Of The Heart
Dear Pogue, I've said before, I'm a people watcher, and as I watch I wonder, why, how, really! Then once in a while, occasionally, very occasionally I will see a person who is filled with grace. Now I don't mean a person who is able to move with elegance although that is always pleasing to … Continue reading Monday Musings
Been a few weeks since I wrote to you a letter about a book Pogue, but I have been reading. It’s a particular time of year in England. November, the leaves are vacating the trees, the air has a chill in the morning and we remember. We’ve just passed by Remembrance Sunday. We’ve worn our … Continue reading Been Reading
Here we go Pogue, It’s Thursday and, well lets start the day with a quick trip around the world in the company of our good friend, Passenger. This will start the day in a really positive way and leave you with a smile on your face. Guaranteed. Today, for your pleasure, and only your pleasure, … Continue reading What I’ve been listening to…