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…
How’s things Pogue? New week already...and it’s raining here. So I’m stuck in doors 🚪 today. But that’s not an issue because actually I’m not. You see we all have a superpower but not so many of us use it. We are all gifted with an imagination which can be the most wonderful of things. … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, So, here’s picking up where we left off in our last letter. I did warn you that I was already thinking even before I signed off. As a recap let me grab that quote I used by Shakier Orgunwall: We are living in a time of global warming and human coldness. That, succinctly … Continue reading There’s a Spiritual Solution
Pogue, Here’s another song and, well it’s just a really nice song with a great sentiment. It’ll set you up for the day if you just sit and listen. Maybe make it your “first cup of coffee” song for a few days. ☕️☕️☕️ I’m going to introduce you to Ayo and Teach Love. Right up … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
It’s Monday, Pogue, And as befitting any good Monday here’s a thought to start you off. So 2020 has been a year unlike any other, right down to the Presidential elections last week. It’s been a year no one could have predicted, not even the best informed or brilliant mind. We’ve lived in ways we … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, It was really good to see you last week and have the opportunity to sit and talk. I was interested in your concern with green issues, global warming, recycling and things related. Your passion was quite obvious and I became aware that, despite my lifestyle, which I consider relatively environmentally friendly, I’m not … Continue reading The Hearts of People.
Hey Pogue, Another Monday, a little more wisdom. I was talking to a friend about life. We talked about what the future held and I found myself thinking back to the time we built the house. Many years dreaming and planning. Three years in the build. Then people said it was wonderful. They wished they … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, When God wore short trousers there was this song 🎵 🎶 Me, I was a wisp of a lad. But anyway, the song was by Sutherland Brothers and Quiver who recorded several albums and, as bands do, disappeared. And, here I am trying to occasionally bring you music you haven’t heard. I think I … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Dear Pogue, I think one of the things in life that I find hard is trusting people. I am sure that this trait has been preceded by a lot of life experiences on all levels. I don’t trust easily. So when I tell you that ‘I trust You’, please don’t make me regret it.Anon I … Continue reading I don’t want your silver.
Pogue, This is a bit of a departure from my normal musings. Forgive me. The Covid numbers in the city have started to rise which, coincidentally, coincides with the students returning to university. Now if you brought together a group of late teens who were away from home for the first prolonged period what do … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, In a previous letter I mentioned books that are on the shelf and I read more than once. Lost Horizon by James Hilton is such a book and I’m guessing I’ve read it several times over the years. The whole concept of a lost world which is both serene and comforting to those who … Continue reading Been Reading
Pogue, Last time we had a song from way back which I surmised you would not know. A little education, maybe? Just because things have a little age it does not subtract from their value. I’m thinking me now! There’s some great stuff waiting on the shelves to be played. But, today I’ve been listening … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Dear Pogue, We love a good film don’t we? Like a good book a good film can be visited over and over don’t you agree? One of those is The Last Samurai. Now there’s a scene in the film where Ken Watanabe, playing Katsumoto, the leader of the Samurai and Tom Cruise, playing Captain Nathan … Continue reading The perfect blossom is a rare thing.
Pogue, I finally replaced my sports headset. It was beyond saving being held together with tape🥺 So, mindful of how much use I got from my previous headset I was not precious about spending a little more money and getting a really nice pair of ear buds. My one concern was, I would get them … Continue reading Monday Musing
Hey Pogue, I read a lot of fiction especially when I get into a series. I also read a lot of nonfiction across a wide range of subjects. So I’m going to leave you with some quotes from a book I massively enjoyed and found, opened my understanding. The book is Chasing The Scream: The … Continue reading Been Reading
Pogue, Another day, another song. Makes us smile 😃 And...this one comes from the most mysterious of places, ‘back in the day’. So I’m thinking this is one you will not know and when I can surprise you, in a nice way, that’s a good day. Also, it’s come to my notice that there are … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Dear Pogue Know this. We all have a narrative that we tell ourselves. We elaborate on that narrative at times, and occasionally we will take from it, dependant on our situation, mood or needs. That narrative will determine how we live our life, how we deal with people and situations. But more than this it … Continue reading The Story
Pogue, This week determine to approach the world with an open mind. I think we all need to determine from time to time to open our minds because we establish beliefs, patterns we come to live by and fears of what we do not know. This week ask yourself why you believe the things you … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, There’s a trilogy that’s currently two books deep and there it’s been for some time. Over eight years actually. And there are so many waiting for it to be published because the first two novels were so good. The Name Of The Wind and The Wise Man’s Fears have been read compulsively by many … Continue reading Been Reading…
Hey, Pogue, How about a cheeky little instrumental to start the day? 😎🎷🎸🎼🎼 So today I am bringing you Jubel by Klingande. So feel good! So good with your coffee in the morning. Enjoy. Wic
Morning Pogue, The Buddha told a story which goes roughly like this. A young man, having lost his wife, had been left to raise his son. He loved the boy very much. One day whilst away from the village bandits attacked and when he returned he found many dead and much of the village destroyed … Continue reading State Your Truth
Dear Pogue, How about I start your week with a quote from Eckhart Tolle? Sometimes letting go is a far greater power than defending or hanging on. There’s truth in this which we need to take time to think about. Often the concept of ‘letting go’ is not something that is our cultural norm. Now, … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, I have a number of books I keep on a shelf that I revisit or dip into from time to time. Today’s excerpt comes from the one that’s been there longest, Jonathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. It’s a short read, maybe 3 hours, but read with an open mind, it will live with … Continue reading Been Reading…
Hey Pogue, How’s life? You know what we haven’t had on pour music posts yet? Think hard. I know we’ve had some great sounds BUT...we haven’t had any soul. Everyone needs a little soul in their life for sure. Especially that easy smooth type that has you sliding elegantly around the kitchen. So here’s a … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Dear Pogue, Have you ever been in a situation and found yourself thinking, “You’re better than that”? Maybe about someone else, maybe about yourself? Think about it for a moment. It can be a surprisingly powerful thing to say, simple as it is. Some would tell you “That was no good” or “That was hopeless” … Continue reading You’re Better Than That
THE COFFEE MACHINE BROKE!!!!!!! I don’t know if I can face the day. I certainly can’t deal with people. All my superpowers have deserted me and I’m thinking of just going back to bed and pulling the duvet over my head. It won’t be long before I become all twitchy I know. If you’re a … Continue reading Tuesday Trauma!
Good week Pogue, That’s sort of a longer version of Good Day. In case we don’t connect again this week. I watch people, as you know. Nothing stranger than people. I regularly come across people who want to tell you they have lived so many years. Any number of years will do. I look at … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, I read a fair bit and am always finding quotes and sections of books I love to revisit. I thought I would like to share them and bless both of us. You in the receiving and me in the knowledge that I have given something that is special to me. My first choice is … Continue reading Been Reading….