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…
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…
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
So Pogue, Here’s a quote to start your week: And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche So this week understand there is music in your soul that particular music is...just in your soul. It’s the flow of life that you … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, The famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung once said, “What you resist persists”. So here we are with the Law of Resistance, something that we have both been subjected to without even realising it as we have pushed hard against something in our life to prevent it happening. As we strived to improve our … Continue reading Law 6. The Law of Resistance.
Hey Pogue, What’s up? How are you getting along with the Laws? Getting your head around them? Well, taking your silence for affirmation I will progress to the next Law, the Law of Cause and Effect. If you take a moment and cast your mind back a few years you may well remember that there … Continue reading Law 5. Cause and Effect.
Morning Pogue, I choose peace. A strange way to start my letter to you but, and I’ll say it again, I choose peace. Let me explain. What I am choosing is not a quiet afternoon curled up in a corner away from the world with a good book (although that is always a very appealing … Continue reading I Choose Peace
Pogue, I wrote you about “The Gift” last week, then I read what someone else said and thought, yeah, he’s got it.Wic
Dear Pogue, You and I have little problem giving each other things. Gifts. You'll agree that it's nice to receive something especially if it's unexpected. Flip the coin and I think it's always uplifting to give a gift that is well received and, I believe, brings as much pleasure as receiving one. But not everyone … Continue reading The Gift
Dear Pogue, I would be surprised if you knew who the Cambridge Five were. No they weren’t a rock band from “back in the day”. Good try though. They were Englishmen who held security positions and spied for the Russians or Soviet Union as was back in the 1950’s and 60’s. All five went to … Continue reading Possessed!
Dear Pogue, Back in the most wonderful of places, back in the day, when everything was just right, if my memory is honest, there was a band called the Vapors. I think they were a one hit wonder with a song called ‘Turning Japanese’. Why am I telling you this? Well, other than trying to … Continue reading Shibumi
Dear Pogue, Since I wrote to you the other day about David Bowie there has been a conversation going on concerning people’s favourite songs. Everybody has a favourite Bowie song. You know the catalogue is large and varied spanning many years. As you’d expect, the same songs keep coming up over and over. Heroes, Golden … Continue reading Peaked too early?
Dear Pogue, This is a letter from self isolation. I know the whole country is in lockdown but as you know I flew round half of the world last week so I’m even more confined. I can’t even volunteer to help for another two weeks. But I’m okay. Life feels good sat here in an … Continue reading The Thin White Duke
Dear Pogue, Lesson from our travels. It’s actually really nice to be off the grid for a while. To actually let that compulsion to be checking messages go. I noticed that some people get a bit twitchy when suddenly there’s no signal but, boy, isn’t there a lot of space when that happens? Isn’t there … Continue reading Wot, no WiFi!
Dear Pogue, So we’re on our travels again and what more appropriate than a postcard? I have a blog that I share with a pair of rogues called Chris and Polie, a wayward moose and verbal challenged polar bear (he can’t say some of his r’s so things are all wight) who is quite wise. … Continue reading On the road again
Dear Pogue, I thought I would write a follow up to our recent letter, You’re Worthless. It sort of stirred something up and I overheard a conversation or two. Let me start by setting the scene. As I write I am currently looking out of the window onto mountains. Yes, I am not at home … Continue reading Potential Revolution
Dear Pogue, I'm guessing that, like me, you follow some of the blogs on Word Press? I tend to dip into some to get the flavour. I'm convinced that if we had the time and the energy we'd probably find that anything and everything that we can imagine will find a voice with someone writing … Continue reading You’re worthless
Pogue, Now I have a supply of postcards I thought I better use them so here, I just got my new phone case, and it’s making me smile. Also, after our last letter on road trips it just fitted. Synchronicity. Courtesy of Art by Ilana Let me introduce you to two friends of mine, Chris … Continue reading Making me smile
Dear Pogue, What a week. Now we are beginning to pick ourselves up, gently, gradually and carefully. Be kind with yourself and let us return to being the aspiring free thinkers we have determined to become. We are those people aren't we? As you're a letter, a stamp, a post box and a post person … Continue reading The roadmap is only the start!
If you could change your world by advising your younger self what to do and how to behave, what would you say?
Dear Pogue, This morning I find myself in a strange place. I know it has been caused by writing the last two letters. There I was, happily writing two letters a week, picking up things of interest and turning these into words. Vehicles for opinion and exploration. As I have told you, as the letters … Continue reading It’s all about ME!
Dear Pogue, So, you paused and listened when you came to the end of the last letter? What happened? Did you wait in stillness and silence? Silence really is the language of God and I hope that you’re learning that. But, assuming we agree that there is substance to the secret, what are we going … Continue reading What we going to do with the secret?
Dear Pogue, Right back at the start, in our first exchange of correspondence, words on paper, ink, messy finger prints (what would a letter be without a blotch or two?) uneven margins, you remember? Well we committed to our own personal attempt at a revolution. One that we would have for fun, spurred on and … Continue reading Let me tell you a secret.
Dear Pogue, You remember that place that only I know the way to? Back in the day? Well, back in this most magical of places, I would always hurry home on a Friday to catch a programme called Happy Days. No “Catch Up TV” then! Anyway, there was a character called the Fonz, and, back … Continue reading Be your own cool.
Dear Pogue, The last letter I sent you, I don’t understand how other people got to read it. Was it sealed when it arrived? Putting this mystery aside, some of those who read it said nice things so I guess, all in all, we got a win (someone even suggested there’s a book in all … Continue reading Get a real job.
Dear Pogue Tell me, do you have a list of your favourite things? Yeah, I know how it goes: “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens”. Very good, but listen, I mean...not the clothes you bought this season, that you’ll wear and wear, then replace as the new … Continue reading Jon Boy
Dear Pogue, Yesterday I did something I haven’t done in long, long time. I took a kite and flew it. More precisely, I went to the beach and flew my kite. The very best of days! The Classical Chinese described kite flying as “airing the soul” and there may be something in that. Uncomplicated yet … Continue reading Airing my soul