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

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

Listen to the Lion

Dear Pogue, You know all about Einstein? Well, on a day off from science he is reputed to have said: If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. I say "reputed" as there is now a lot on the net that he is credited with saying that is … Continue reading Listen to the Lion