Pogue, Having written a Monday Musing off the back of a songs lyrics and a song that was being sung before you were even around to matter😳 I thought, you ought to at least have the opportunity to listen to the song. So, here is Robert Palmer singing Every Kinda People. Caring about other people, … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Morning Pogue, There’s an old Robert Palmer song with a chorus of: Ooh it takes every kinda peopleTo make what life’s about, yeahEvery kinda peopleTo make the world go round And this forty years before we got to Black Lives Matter. Yes it does take “every kinda people” because life has the potential to be … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, I’m interrupting my Go Deep Or Go Home Series as the other night I found myself laying awake praying and doing so with focus. For a guy who likes his sleep this was beyond unusual. I had even gone to bed tired and then transgressed one of my golden rules. I opened an email … Continue reading Prayer, I still don’t understand (1)
Pogue, This is a very indulgent letter. I received an email from a lady who had chosen to share a moment of vulnerability with me. I was humbled that someone who is just a few steps beyond being a stranger should chose me to share something that, despite the context, was precious. I thanked her, … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, Having consumed the great piece of wisdom I sent you last week, ‘Go Deep Or Go Home (1)’, I must ask you, have you managed to slow down and are you taking life more deliberately? Are you taking the time to think things through, even (especially) the things you do day in and day … Continue reading Go Deep Or Go Home (2)
Dear Pogue, There’s a lot to be said for not much. More is less is so true don’t you think? When I last moved house, supposedly downsizing, so, so much went but I think I still have far too much. And the reason I know I have too much is that I find myself becoming … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, Dropping through your letterbox this morning is a random song that I heard by two artists I like. However I was unaware they had recorded together until I stumbled across this last week. Bonus I’m thinking! I don’t know that you’ll be aware of either artist. Sometimes being young isn’t all good😌 or all … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, Try this. Go deep or go home. What are your thoughts on that one? Think, we've had 'go big or go home' and as I cast my gaze around I'm thinking that was a success but, as you know, no judgement here. I looked at myself in the mirror once and, hey, definitely no … Continue reading Go deep or go home(1)
Pogue, You know that it's said that you never get to appreciate something until it's gone. Yeah? Well I want to reassure you that this is so true and its been the source of my musing for the last few days. Like something that is fundamental that, over time, finds its way to the bottom … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, This song got a large mention in the letter I sent you this week. It was a driving force behind the direction of the whole blog. It encapsulates the spirit of the blog. It’s also one of the most viewed videos I have ever sent you. https://youtu.be/e3-5YC_oHjE Enjoy the song and embrace the journey. … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Hey Pogue, Well my letters to you keep getting out and, BOOM, out of the ether came an email from a stranger who had some interesting observations, asked some probing questions which opened the doors to musing and contemplation but, most importantly, is a restless soul who, like me, has still not found what they’re … Continue reading Begin and Continue
Pogue, Do you remember a letter where I refers to the Rabbi Hillel? No? Then let me remind you. A potential convert came to the Rabbi and said that if the Rabbi could teach him the Law and the Prophets, a massive volume of work, while the potential convert stood on one leg he would … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, I told you recently that I had read Carlo Rovelli’s There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness. When I bought it I was unaware of the author. I mean, an Italian quantum physicist! I know you think I can be random but even I do miss some … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, Here’s a song that was on my first playlist when I started snowboarding. I still like it but...COVID...I haven’t snowboard in over a year as I haven’t been able to travel. Such is life🥺 Roll on normality. But this week I have listen to Joss Stone singing Super Duper Love. I chosen a version … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Dear Pogue, Recently we received a text from someone, a person with religious inclinations, announcing that a new chapter of their life was about to begin and God would be blessing them along the way because, well, God had planned this new chapter. I baulk at this sort of conversation because I just can't believe … Continue reading Sometimes it’s just a good thing.
Morning Pogue, Let's get straight in this morning. Busy day ahead. In Freakonomics, written by the Steve's, Levitt and Dubner, there is a chapter on child education theory dealing with questions about the possible effects of racial background, economic background, parents etc (yeap, I'm reading, AGAIN!). The authors come to a conclusion, based not on … Continue reading Monday Musing
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?
Morning Pogue, There’s a story told about the artist Picasso. Apparently one day whilst having coffee at a cafe he took out his pen and doodled on a napkin. This he did for a few minutes and then, he finished his coffee and made to leave. He was about to throw away the napkin with … Continue reading Monday Musings
What's up, Pogue, Well, here some craziness that's been running around my head. As Gordon Lightfoot once wrote: If you could read my mind loveWhat a tale the thoughts would tellIf you could read my mind It's the letter I wrote you last week concerning Time. It really got me thinking. In fact, when I … Continue reading The human experience
Morning Pogue, Your post person has just delivered you more wisdom. I hope you appreciate it? I have some money invested in the hope that it will secure some of my future. I use a financial adviser who I’ve used for sometime and have built up trust over that period. There seems to be integrity … Continue reading Monday Musings
Hi Pogue, I have never reblogged someone else’s post before but I want to indulge you in a poem that I think is just really good. It’s so good that I’ve sat and copied it into a letter that you’re now reading🤗 One to stick on your fridge with some of those wise sayings you … Continue reading Just Because I like it…
Here we go Pogue, Two guys we can roll with, two guitars rocking it out, what's not to like. And a catchy song, No Diggity, with lyrics, well you can decide what you think. But...whatever...it's Wednesday in my world and this tune gets my day going. https://youtu.be/-uijKNxpRCQ As always, enjoy, it's going to be a … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Dearest Pogue, I have been reading, which will be no surprise to you , a book by Carlo Rovelli, a series of essays on differing subjects, the main one being science. After all, he is a theoretical physicist . So I am more knowledgeable about Black Holes and Gravitational Waves. But he is an interesting … Continue reading Time, the first time around
Pogue, Do you ever say “I haven’t got the time”? I have this app on my phone 📲 that will view a piece of text in a foreign language and offer up a translation. Great for menu’s when traveling. I don’t get unpleasant surprises any more when the plate arrives. That aside I’m suspecting that … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, I wrote to you about persistence in our last letter and here I am again on a Monday morning a living example of what I wrote. Monday after Monday I'm here with little gems of...wisdom(?). So we're going to practice and master persistence, right? It will make us giants amongst our peers. But … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, Once again you’ve got one over on me! First you devised a way to get me to blog and here we are, Letters To Pogue, and everyone knows your name but me, I’m still waiting in the wings for my 5 minutes of fame. Now you’ve got me running! How come? Well last … Continue reading Keep on keeping on.
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
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
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?
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❤️