Monday Musing

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin.Kahlil Gibran Many people pray. Many people believe in The Law Of Attraction. There are those who believe that if they maintain a positive outlook life will be good to them. But they don’t live the exceptional lives you’d expect. And me, I … Continue reading Monday Musing

Law 1.One

Dear Pogue, I have spent much time with things spiritual and during that time I have come to recognise certain constants in the world. They are not things that people usually consider or even realise exist. I thought I’d like to share with you the things I have found over a series of short letters … Continue reading Law 1.One

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

Pogue, Remember, win the morning, win the day.... This one will help and you have my permission to bop around your kitchen, coffee in hand, to start your day. Shot, Reverse Shot by Jack Johnson. We all love a bit of Jack. Sorry about the ads but, hey, small price to pay for a great … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Monday Musing

Kindness:1. Loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weaknessThe MindsJournal Long story short. I test drove a large motorcycle. I dropped it. I was stationary on a steep slope trying to pull onto a busy road. I never made the road. I didn’t hurt myself (except my pride). I just laid the … Continue reading Monday Musing

I Choose Peace

Morning Pogue, I choose peace. A strange way to start my letter to you but, and I’ll say it again, I choose peace. Let me explain. What I am choosing is not a quiet afternoon curled up in a corner away from the world with a good book (although that is always a very appealing … Continue reading I Choose Peace

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Hey Pogue, Here a song that you introduced me to way back. You remember? So I thought I would revisit some of our previous music experiences and do a little Saturday morning nostalgia. Gotta make you smile. You were doing your A levels when you were playing this. That’ll bring back some memories. So here’s … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Good morning Pogue, What have I found for your pleasure today? Well this is a song I came across recently and I absolutely love it. I love the voice and the sentiments. I love the emotion of the song. I’m guessing that you know it already as will many others, but, you can’t get to … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

What’s up, Pogue. Sunday morning. Coffee in bed. No worries. Life’s good. And to add to today’s goodness, another song. This is a local band. Yes, Cambridge boys and what’s not to like about Cambridge boys. Just listen to the guitar playing on this. The guitarist, Booga, is something else. The songs not half bad … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

The Gift

Dear Pogue, You and I have little problem giving each other things. Gifts. You'll agree that it's nice to receive something especially if it's unexpected. Flip the coin and I think it's always uplifting to give a gift that is well received and, I believe, brings as much pleasure as receiving one. But not everyone … Continue reading The Gift

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Hi Pogue, Continuing my journey through little and less known artists and tracks I have come across this. And I'm liking it. Bonny Light Horseman. Go on, you haven't come across this artist, have you? He puts so much feeling in the song it really caught my attention the first time I heard it. Great … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Unharnessed Potential

Hi Pogue, How are you enjoying the new idea, the music posts? I met Carole the other evening and she was telling me how she had enjoyed the first few. She was really enthusiastic about the blog. Made me smile. Strange how I post you these letters and so many others read them, regularly. But … Continue reading Unharnessed Potential

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Hi Pogue, Here’s a morning song to start your day. You know what they say. Win the morning, win the day. High five that! And, it’s chosen with our blogger friend, Nopassingfancy, in mind as how many posts has she written in the morning over several cups of coffee? I say again, win the morning, … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Pogue, How did you enjoy our first tune? Well here’s the second. It’s a favourite by Amos Lee that you may know. Flower from one of his early albums. If you like it you might want to try Windows Rolled Down from the same album. Two great tracks, and you get two for the price … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

The Secret Chord

Dear Pogue, There was a time when I listened to the music of Leonard Cohen on a regular basis. My friends would joke, as we sat on late evenings, that it was music to commit suicide too. I must admit that some of his lyrics were rather stark and a little dark but he wrote … Continue reading The Secret Chord

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Pogue, We have been sharing our thoughts in words for a while now. I thought I’d like to do it in music. We have a new category in our title bar! Today I’m listening to Vance Joy. Give it a try and feel what I’m feeling. You might have to skip the ads...sorry. Singing along, … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Soul Food

Dear Pogue, I was thinking how much I had just enjoyed riding my motorbike in the sunshine. I rode through miles of countryside and even saw a kite hovering above the road. As I reflected I said to myself: “This is Soul Food”, which may have been an expression that I had just invented, but … Continue reading Soul Food

The Red Kite

Dear Pogue, Yesterday the sun shone and I laid on my back, in the long grass, in the country park. I was in a world of my own, which is the very best of places, believe me, when some distance above me a red kite moved into my line of vision. Maybe a 100 metres … Continue reading The Red Kite

Surely you don’t believe that!

Dear Pogue, Did you enjoy the last letter. I actually enjoyed writing it and the process that preceeded it. The thought that went into it. Sometimes I think I write you letters because they give me encouragement to spend time in thought. Thought’s good. Tell me, do you take time and think things through? Do … Continue reading Surely you don’t believe that!

The saddest thing

Dear Pogue, The saddest book I ever read is called Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee and it recounts the mistreatment and the destruction of the Native American peoples and their way of life. Even now, some years later, I remember the sadness it brought to me, a feeling of helplessness having witnessed a monumental … Continue reading The saddest thing

Possessed!

Dear Pogue, I would be surprised if you knew who the Cambridge Five were. No they weren’t a rock band from “back in the day”. Good try though. They were Englishmen who held security positions and spied for the Russians or Soviet Union as was back in the 1950’s and 60’s. All five went to … Continue reading Possessed!

Surrender

Dear Pogue, I have not written for a few days as I have been allowing my curiosity free rein this week, and who could blame me? Here in lockdown I need to find some room for exploration. My curiosity has moved out from the last two posts I wrote and was seen to have a … Continue reading Surrender

Shibumi

Dear Pogue, Back in the most wonderful of places, back in the day, when everything was just right, if my memory is honest, there was a band called the Vapors. I think they were a one hit wonder with a song called ‘Turning Japanese’. Why am I telling you this? Well, other than trying to … Continue reading Shibumi

Wabi-Sabi

Dear Pogue, You remember that letter I recently sent you on heroes and antiheroes? I trust you read it? Well here’s a thing, our letter once again found its way to other people and one of those people was sufficiently absorbed by the contents to actually write back. Surprised? I was. The correspondent was a … Continue reading Wabi-Sabi

Screw You

Dearest Pogue, How are you, you frontline warrior, battling the world with a stethoscope and personal protective equipment? You’re doing a great job. And here’s a little distraction. You remember the Beetles? Well you obviously don’t as they were long gone before you were even a twinkle in your mother’s eye but you know of … Continue reading Screw You

The Harley Diaries. Lockdown With Attitude 4.

Pogue, Nearly there! Not without stress I would add. Another piece had managed to avoid being contained in position at the right moment. You only discover these errant pieces when you come to build a new section, and this is, without fail, many stages down the line. Another moment when, as I struggled to get … Continue reading The Harley Diaries. Lockdown With Attitude 4.

A beautiful soul.

Dear Pogue, Recently someone commented that beauty was not something that resided in looks, rather, in their opinion, it was a quality found in the spirit or soul of a person. Not something superficial but a deep rooted quality. That said, I want to put it out there that we are all, initially, temporarily attracted … Continue reading A beautiful soul.