Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, You know our letters manage to find their way to other people and they read them which really is rude! Where have manners gone I ask myself? Well, that aside, one of the letters found its way to a lady in America (yes, I know. Unbelievable) and she wrote to me asking a … Continue reading Monday Musings

Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now

Pogue, Here is an oldie you will never have heard I’m sure. You know how someone says something and it ignites a memory and some thoughts? Well that’s what happened here, Crazy or what? I hadn’t played this song in many years and it came straight back. It”s true, you can’t keep a good song … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now

Love Overused?

Dear Pogue, You'll know almost immediately which verses I'm talking about if I said in the Bible there is a chapter that has a section that may well be the most read section in the Bible. Remember our current theme is "love". Got it? Would it help if I was to add it is written … Continue reading Love Overused?

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now❤️

Pogue, Continuing our ‘love’ theme I am about to have a moment of complete self indulgence, which really are the best kind of moments, are we not agreed? A few years ago (actually “a few years” plus a few more but...who’s counting?) I went to an open air concert to see the Rolling Stones. It … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now❤️

Monday Musings.

OK Pogue? It’s Monday and another Musing drops through your letter box. I’ve been sitting on this one because...well you’re all medical and will ask lots of questions but here are all the answers you’re getting😎 I had a medical moment. A worry. So here is the timetable. I became concerned on a Monday afternoon. … Continue reading Monday Musings.

Thought on Thursday.

Pogue, I like the teachings of Thich Nat Hanh as you will know from the quote at the top of every blog page. The tag line I think it’s called. And as I have continue reading text on love and musing about the same I have happened on this teaching. When we feed and support … Continue reading Thought on Thursday.

Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to…Because I Rode

Hey Pogue, So you read the letter, the Musing, I sent you yesterday? The pain I had endured with a smile, a coffee, a KitKat and a conversation? Well I’m back! BMW delivered my machine back to me, like shiney new. And the sun broke out yesterday afternoon. And I rode. Deep Joy🤩. And while … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to…Because I Rode

Monday Musings

Monday Pogue, And here's another note from me popping through your letter box. Makes you smile, I know.So Tuesday, last week, the sun was shining and the world was good. In fact so good that I donned my gear and wheeled my 1200GS out of the garage, mounted, placed my helmet on my head and … Continue reading Monday Musings

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now❤️

Well Pogue, You got yesterday’s letter? You read the poem? You feel...well I won’t ask that question 😎 But I will bring you a song in keeping with the poem and helping roll the mood into the weekend. Here’s a track from the Van Morrison album , Days Like These, which like the poem is … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now❤️

An Erotic Love Song

Dear Pogue, So here’s a thing. Right smack in the middle of the Bible is a book that gets very little press. In fact, it may even be an embarrassment to some. Why so? Because right there in the centre of the Bible is an erotic love song. The lover calls to the beloved. It’s … Continue reading An Erotic Love Song

Monday Musings

Well Pogue, We had a conversation this week and I’m thinking we concluded that most people really don’t have much to offer. Does that sound a little harsh? Ok, so this is how I got there. We observed a situation where a number of people were offering, no, insisting on stating their opinions and had … Continue reading Monday Musings

So Here’s A Thought…

Pogue, Following on from yesterdays musing I wanted to say: Sometimes you can be totally right in what you know and be totally wrong when you say it.Wic Yesterday there was a comment: What is the intention of telling the truth? If it is not to be kind, then keep the mouth shut.Irglow I guess … Continue reading So Here’s A Thought…

Monday Musings

Pogue, Here’s a musing to take into the week for you. Is being kind more important than being truthful? I found myself in a discussion with a person who was adamant that the truth always comes first and this troubled me because there are occasions when insisting on the truth does not improve the situation … Continue reading Monday Musings

The Hardest Love?

Dear Pogue, How are things? Life good? Have you noticed that in our recent correspondence on matters of love that we’ve mentioned the importance of self love more than once? Indeed, this is a requirement of biblical importance with Jesus himself instructing that you should “love your neighbor as yourself”. “The ultimate care for self … Continue reading The Hardest Love?

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, What do you do when you "can't see he wood for the trees"? I used to wonder what that meant but now I've learnt, first hand! I've been with someone who was so over whelmed by their situation that any suggested way forward was met with a tirade of reasons why it wouldn't … Continue reading Monday Musings

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now💓

Hiya Pogue, I thought I needed to drop you a short note to assure you I am still here. This weeks been crazy busy and it’s not that I couldn’t find time to write, I’ve just been writing other stuff😳 But here I am, with Saturday off, a large coffee, some great music and my … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now💓

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, My reading, like this study of Love that we've started, has led my mind into distant places and dusty, cobweb immeshed corners. In my thoughts I'm opening hidden doors down secluded passageways and watching lingering sunsets in a way I don't think I’ve done before. And I'm filling my notebook with all sorts … Continue reading Monday Musings

Love, set it free.

Dear Pogue, Love? Nowhere do we find more said on the subject of love than in contemporary music. It seems every other song that appears wants to tell about love of one sort or another. Amongst these are some deep insights and profound thinking, none more so than Sting’s utterance: If you love someone, set … Continue reading Love, set it free.

Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now💓

Hey Pogue, Here’s a love song to curl up and listen to quietly with the lights turned down low. As we explore love and what it’s all about this song brings out some of the mismatch and wrong motivation I’m thinking. A love failing perhaps. But a beautiful haunting song that, I hope, will touch … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now💓

Monday Musings

Pogue, A musing continuing the theme of love💕 Last week I set out for a walk on a sunny morning. Despite the sunshine the temperature was near zero but that gave the day a freshness that was embracing. Because I often chose a world of solitude I walked away from town and into the countryside. … Continue reading Monday Musings

Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now💓

Dear Pogue, We continue within our meditation of love, because, well, if we are to find meaning in our current correspondence then we need to immerse ourselves in it. I hope you agree? So, I've been looking at and listening to love of all different kinds and we've already agreed it has many faces. OK? … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now💓

Love, the mountain.

Dear Pogue, Love? To love. To be in love. To be loved. To have loved. What does it all mean? Are you aware that the Greeks have multiple words for love? Eros, Phila, Agape, Storge, Mania, Ludus, Pragma, Philautia. Yet we've wrapped many of these into our single term. Curious and yet challenging because there … Continue reading Love, the mountain.

Monday Musings.

Well Pogue, Did you listen to the songs yesterday? Did you enjoy Clifford T Ward’s Home Thoughts From Abroad ? If you listen carefully to the lyrics you will know that he mentioned Robert Browning. If curiosity then got the better of you, you will have delved deeper and you’ll now know that Robert Browning … Continue reading Monday Musings.

For All The Lovers

Love is immensely deep and in many aspects unfathomable. The volumes of prose, the outpouring of tormented poets, the hours of study all bear witness to this. But, paradoxically, it is simple, so simple and when we find it we know with a childlikeness that expels doubt. As said, I have been reading around the … Continue reading For All The Lovers

Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨

Pogue, It’s Valentines Day. Young men’s hearts are turning to love💕 and roses have trebled in price. That’s romance. But commercialism aside, romance still fills the air and so I have spent sometime listening to and trying to define my favourite love song. There are so many songs about love! Have you ever noticed that. … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨

Addendum

Hi Pogue, I throw myself on your kindness. I wrote to you last Monday with a Monday Musing on, well seemingly mismatched partners. Remember, tall and small, fat and thin? Well I’d like to add a postscript if you will be kind enough to permit me? I was reading this morning and came across something … Continue reading Addendum

Monday Musings

Morning Pogue, I went for a walk yesterday before it started to snow. I think a lot of people had the same idea. So I’m wandering along, wrapped up in my parka and scarf just noticing the other people as I walked and there were quite a few couples out. I saw one pair holding … Continue reading Monday Musings

Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Morning Pogue, And this is what I've been listening to for the past few days. You know some thing, a song maybe, just pops into your head. You find yourself humming the tune or maybe singing the song, but if you stop and think, you can't see a reason why it might be there. Weird … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

There’s a line that says…

Dear Pogue, There's a verse in your Bible that has Jesus telling his followers, about prayer, "Whatever you ask in my name, believing, will be fulfilled". That's the Wic paraphrase version in case you are wondering but it gives the gist. You've read it? Thoughts? So, is this some sort of magic solution to all … Continue reading There’s a line that says…