Dear Pogue, Have you ever had your bank card declined? Stood at the till about to pay for your intended purchase and…your card is declined? I did yesterday. You see I have a card I use when travelling, a card that you have to put money onto first and then you can spend up to … Continue reading Kindness Declined
Pogue, In this envelope is a reason to have a quick bop. Enjoy. https://youtu.be/205-bP7JyDI Have a good day, Wic.
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
Pogue, Let me start this letter with a quote: Show a little faith, there’s magic in the nightYou ain’t a beauty, but hey you’re all rightOh, and that’s alright with me.Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen Yes, the wisdom of Bruce. Not a bad way to start a letter and it fits right in with letters I’ve … Continue reading You’re All Right
Greetings Pogue, I am still travelling around Iceland, as you know and very much enjoying the land. If I said there is so much that is different, in a good way, I wouldn’t be wrong. It’s not so much the land although it has a rugged beauty with hot springs and water clearer than I’ve … Continue reading Monday Musing
So Pogue, Sometimes something is not in your life and not in your life and then…it is. It just moves in without warning or invitation. And that’s OK if it’s a good thing, not so good if it’s not. But, I had a good one. This song which I liked way back and then left … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Iceland calling Pogue, Hi, from the land of fire and ice, and here I am in my Airbnb, looking out the window. There across the fields, about 10km away is an active volcano! No one warned us of this and the locals quite calmly tell you about it because it’s a tourist attraction. So we … Continue reading Every day is a day nearer.
Just a few thoughts to add to yesterdays letter: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.Mark Twain I don’t know … Continue reading Broaden Your Perspective.
Hello Pogue, I woke this morning in the land of fire and ice, Iceland. I’m on another road trip, visiting a place I haven’t been before, quenching the curiosity that drives me to travel. My initial impressions? It’s a land of rugged beauty with snow still on the hills here in their summer, steam found … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, I think we are now agreed that imperfection is a form of freedom, freedom from the pressure to become something that we are not. Freedom from the pressure to modify our lives in an attempt to achieve a goal that has often been put on us by others. What is perfection anyway? Perfection is … Continue reading Imperfect Or Free?
Rock on Pogue, Did you sit late into the evening and listening to Glastonbury? I did. Not that Sundays lineup held a lot of interest but Saturday night. Great! And as you know if you were watching, Macca, Paul McCartney headlined. I have to admit to being a little dubious as to whether he could … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
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
Pogue, Thought I’d drop you another postcard to kick start your day along with your first coffee. Always coffee in the morning! People who know me are so glad there's coffee in the world. What I say before coffee should really be ignored! Have I introduced you to my friend Polie? He’s full of wisdom. … Continue reading Appreciate The Small Things
Dear Pogue, Do you ever struggle to find joy in life? I know I do on occasions and the last week or so it’s been particularly hard, what with having Covid and all. Inspiration has certainly been in short measure. But the thing is, and it is only as I sit here and search for … Continue reading Small Things
Pogue, Imperfection is a form of freedomAnh Ngo Be free today, Wic
Morning Pogue, Remember how we talked and expressed our amazement over the narrative that the Russian people were being told about the war in Ukraine? How the invasion of a sovereign nation was being passed off as an act of defence. Then seeing TV interviews with everyday Russians who wholeheartedly believed what they were being … Continue reading Monday Musing
Morning Pogue, Back in the Day I had a love affair with the music of Joe Jackson. I’m still thinking he wrote some really great songs. But then, fickle as my love is, it moved on to other brighter and shinny things and Joe faded into a collection of memories. Such is life. However music, … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Depending what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.Sean Covey The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones.Jerome Hines Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk … Continue reading Thinking Habits
Well Pogue, It finally happened. Two and a half years in I catch Covid, just when life’s returning to normal! Gone are my own personal beliefs in my invincibility, my being bulletproof. And here I sit, miserable and feeling like I have a heavy cold. Hence no letters from me this week. Such is life. … Continue reading Monday Musing
Morning Pogue, As threatened I went to church yesterday. It’s taken a while for me to take the step of going back to church because, well the past experiences have left a sour taste in my mouth which has lingered a long time. Add to that the fact that my spirituality has grown considerably since … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, I have been thinking back over the journey we’ve made since the letters started to be sent. How things have evolved, for the better. How beliefs have expanded and our understanding of God, Source, The Great Spirit have changed. So I thought it may be appropriate to reread the very first letter and continue … Continue reading Back To The Beginning
Pogue, I have a question to start the week. Question. If people are souls/spirits having a human experience is God at all concerned in their gender, colour, sexual preference? To be frank, I’m not sure God even notices any of these things at a level that would elicit concern. God might be a little irked … Continue reading Monday Musing
Morning Pogue, The rattle of the letterbox and here I am, on your doormat, vanilla envelope, first class stamp, no expenses spared. So, what diamond of wisdom do I bring you today? Well, it’s all about trust and isn’t that what life’s about? We exercise trust in so very many situations. You opened this fine … Continue reading Trust is life
Hi Pogue, When writing yesterdays Monday Musing I found I had a song in my head. As I wandered to the postbox to post you the Musing I was singing it quietly to myself. It seemed relevant to what I saw going on in the world. “What was it?’” you ask. It was America by … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Pogue, Last week was another sad week in the world. Beyond the suffering within Europe which now, no longer warrants the headlines in the media, America was struck by tragedy with school children being gunned down in their classroom. And yet even now the world moves on, and like the war in Ukraine, it will … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, After I posted the letter to you which you received yesterday I realised I had asked a question and left it unanswered. My bad! Actually it was two questions, but one sentence, and I’ve been thinking about both. I will offer you an answer from where I am at in my thinking but I … Continue reading I Asked A Question
Morning Pogue, Another day, another envelope. So, we want to experience God, or Source. Not too much to ask, I’m thinking. After all, God is omnipresent and omnipotent so it strikes me that not experiencing God is more abnormal than normal. But then, as you know, I’m one on my own. We’ve been corresponding on … Continue reading The Potential
Pogue, Something a little irreligious this morning😎 I was standing in a shop waiting for someone who was browsing and…this song dropped from an over head speaker! I went from mindlessly drifting on my thoughts to attention. I liked this and, despite being recorded several years ago, I’d never heard it. Let me share it … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now