Monday Musings

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

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, My reading, like this study of Love that we've started, has led my mind into distant places and dusty, cobweb immeshed corners. In my thoughts I'm opening hidden doors down secluded passageways and watching lingering sunsets in a way I don't think I’ve done before. And I'm filling my notebook with all sorts … Continue reading Monday Musings

Love, set it free.

Dear Pogue, Love? Nowhere do we find more said on the subject of love than in contemporary music. It seems every other song that appears wants to tell about love of one sort or another. Amongst these are some deep insights and profound thinking, none more so than Sting’s utterance: If you love someone, set … Continue reading Love, set it free.

Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Pogue, So I'm writing away the other day and I just needed music. A fix you might say. Which is unusual as I normally write in silence so I can hear the inspiration (even as I write this I hear you saying, "What inspiration"). I did say "hear it" and not heed it! Anyway, you're … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

The Observer

Dear Pogue, Here are some thoughts that have been prompted by reading the book I mentioned in the last "Been Reading". I was not very far into it, not very far at all, when I realized that there were two processes going on. I was enjoying the unfolding of the plot and the development of … Continue reading The Observer

Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Well Pogue, The first song of a New Year, a new play list and I’m going to bring you an artist I’m sure you won’t know. A song with some Indian influences because, well we are a blog without borders😎🎷🎼🎵 We will spend the year exploring different music and smiling. So here to start you … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

So the years coming towards an end Pogue, I might only get a couple more musical moments in🥺. Best make the most of them and there is so much I want to share because, well, music is the heart beat of life (?). Ok a little dramatic but you get my drift. I looked back … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Monday Musing

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

Been Reading…

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…

State Your Truth

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

Monday Musing

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

Been Reading…

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…

Monday Musings

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

Monday Musing

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

Law 6. The Law of Resistance.

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.

Law 5. Cause and Effect.

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.

I Choose Peace

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

The Gift

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

Possessed!

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!

Shibumi

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

Peaked too early?

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?

The Thin White Duke

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

Wot, no WiFi!

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!

On the road again

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

Potential Revolution

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

You’re worthless

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

Making me smile

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

The roadmap is only the start!

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!