Dear Pogue, Tell me, why are we not better than we are? Why are we not better people? Why are so many lives marked by pain, worry and depression. Why do we sit on the edge of an ecological disaster which we have no overwhelming collective desire to avert? Why do we wake each morning … Continue reading Why Are We Not Better Than We Are?
My dreams are strongBoth day and night,In this reality I am feared,Even revered,Held in trembling respect,For I walk in placesOthers fear to go.With an elegant madness in my eyesI plunder the depthsBeyond death mysterious veil,Mordors fires,Valhalla’s glory,Nivarna’s bliss.What you prophesied as heavenWhat you call hell,Nothing is denied to the dreams I have.I tell you, you … Continue reading My Dreams Are Strong
Pogue, Your grandmother has banked quite a few years and whilst I would not say she’s old (I wouldn’t dare!), I’d have to suggest she is in her twilight years. But then, how long are those? Thing is, she can talk about events that your children can only related to through history documentaries and do … Continue reading Seasonal Expectations
I will be your be your priestAnd I will bring rest for your soul,In a confessional of light.You will give up your desiresWith hands held forthBearing your scars.The pain, I will release you from your pain,You will know that there is lightWhen the darkness fadesAnd in the light there will be absolution,Your heart will be … Continue reading Your Priest
Hey Pogue, Monday morning. The clank of the letter box and, here I am with thoughts born of wisdom. Good morning. This week I’ve been thinking about how we form judgements of other people often based on very little actual knowledge. Do you think there might be something slightly wrong in this? Be careful who … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, So here’s a thing. I came across somebody this week, a lady, who trains hard. She lifts weights and doing one particular lift she was using 60kgs as her max. But this week she became impassioned, in the zone, and pushed through 60kgs and kept going until she maxed out at 100kgs (too a … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, There’s a saying that says, “Who will do the hard thing? He who must” It’s a challenge in many ways to cause people to face up to responsibilities and not shirk away. To face up to things if you like and own them rather than putting them off or just plain walking away. … Continue reading Monday Musing
While writing yesterdays letter to you I came across this quote which was a rather more balanced Christian response to the debate. 'The unborn are a convenient group of people toadvocate for. They never make demands of you; theyare morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated,addicted, or the chronically poor; they don't resentyour condescension or complain that … Continue reading Hi Pogue,
Monday again Pogue, Good morning. Over the last week I think many of us have been watching America as it tries to work through the chaos of the overturned Roe v Wade legal decision. A divided nation or what? And once again the baseline seems to be religion and God gets the blame or plaudits, … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, There’s a poem written by W.B.Yeats that starts: Come away, human childTo the waterCome away, human childTo the water and the wildWith a faery, hand in handFor the world's more full of weeping than you can understand It’s a sort of haunting piece with its observation “the world's more full of weeping than … Continue reading It starts with one.
Pogue, I know it’s Sunday and I don’t write to you on a Sunday because there’s no post person to deliver the letter. So the fact that there’s an envelop on your door mat this sunny morning, well I hope you appreciate the effort I went to to get it to you! I remember, as … Continue reading Throwing Knives
If someone tells you you hurt them, you don’t get to decide you didn’t.Louis C.K. Even the strongest feelings expire when ignored and taken for granted.Anon When you’re always there for people they stop appreciating you because your favours are now an expectationAnon If you find yourself asking: “Was it me?”, it probably was. Don’t … Continue reading Tie Your Camel – An Afterthought, Or Three.
Pogue, Another week of turmoil in the world with particular focus on Europe. Our television was filled with pictures of exploding munitions, solders, refugees, conflict at its worst. But I have also seen individuals on a local level, people I know and see about me, involved in conflict with each other. One on one. Not … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, Did we wake on Thursday morning to a pivotal moment in world history? Well that’s what some of the commentators were saying as Russian tanks began to roll into Ukraine? Was the world about to change? Was this the prelude to war in Europe? There was so much to muse on Thursday. I … Continue reading Monday Musing.
Pogue, I’ve been people watching and I’ve drawn on a library of observations gained over time. See if this resonates with you. Seated comfortably? Then here I go. There are people who in this life are needy. For a variety of reasons which a lot of the time are not their fault. Some are born … Continue reading Monday Musing.
Pogue, Monday again. Another week. What will it bring? I remain homeless whilst I await the completion of our apartment so I’m heading off to another bed in a different location and this time…it’s your spare bed! So next week it will be ConversationswithPogue, maybe. Anyway, room for a little craziness, if I may? It’s … Continue reading Monday Musings.
Monday morning Pogue😊 Let’s do things in reverse and start by saying “Have a good one” which we usually finish with. There’s a minor rebellion just there. Good, got that out of the way. Here’s a trade secret. Before I blog I write my words in a note pad. I believe I’m part of a … Continue reading Monday Musings.
Dear Pogue, I woke this morning with a writing head on! You know that one? When there are so many thoughts spinning around and knowing where to start is an issue in itself. Plus, despite my best intentions I am not very disciplined and often, having the very best ideas, fail to write them down … Continue reading Is it right or is it left?