I don’t want your silver.

Dear Pogue, I think one of the things in life that I find hard is trusting people. I am sure that this trait has been preceded by a lot of life experiences on all levels. I don’t trust easily. So when I tell you that ‘I trust You’, please don’t make me regret it.Anon I … Continue reading I don’t want your silver.

Monday Musing

Pogue, This is a bit of a departure from my normal musings. Forgive me. The Covid numbers in the city have started to rise which, coincidentally, coincides with the students returning to university. Now if you brought together a group of late teens who were away from home for the first prolonged period what do … Continue reading Monday Musing

The perfect blossom is a rare thing.

Dear Pogue, We love a good film don’t we? Like a good book a good film can be visited over and over don’t you agree? One of those is The Last Samurai. Now there’s a scene in the film where Ken Watanabe, playing Katsumoto, the leader of the Samurai and Tom Cruise, playing Captain Nathan … Continue reading The perfect blossom is a rare thing.

Been Reading

Hey Pogue, I read a lot of fiction especially when I get into a series. I also read a lot of nonfiction across a wide range of subjects. So I’m going to leave you with some quotes from a book I massively enjoyed and found, opened my understanding. The book is Chasing The Scream: The … Continue reading Been Reading

The Story

Dear Pogue Know this. We all have a narrative that we tell ourselves. We elaborate on that narrative at times, and occasionally we will take from it, dependant on our situation, mood or needs. That narrative will determine how we live our life, how we deal with people and situations. But more than this it … Continue reading The Story

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…

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…

You’re Better Than That

Dear Pogue, Have you ever been in a situation and found yourself thinking, “You’re better than that”? Maybe about someone else, maybe about yourself? Think about it for a moment. It can be a surprisingly powerful thing to say, simple as it is. Some would tell you “That was no good” or “That was hopeless” … Continue reading You’re Better Than That

Tuesday Trauma!

THE COFFEE MACHINE BROKE!!!!!!! I don’t know if I can face the day. I certainly can’t deal with people. All my superpowers have deserted me and I’m thinking of just going back to bed and pulling the duvet over my head. It won’t be long before I become all twitchy I know. If you’re a … Continue reading Tuesday Trauma!

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

Been Reading….

Pogue, I read a fair bit and am always finding quotes and sections of books I love to revisit. I thought I would like to share them and bless both of us. You in the receiving and me in the knowledge that I have given something that is special to me. My first choice is … Continue reading Been Reading….

Two Victims…Maybe More.

Dear Pogue, How’s the responsibility going? I am assuming that you’ve read the last letter. Forgive me if I’m getting ahead of myself. My bad. Once again our letter found its way into the hands of many others. The mystery of the postal system continues. Listen. After I wrote the last letter I got into … Continue reading Two Victims…Maybe More.

Monday Musings

Pogue, Do you know that we are all story tellers? Yes, everyday. We all have a story in our heads about ourselves and we have the right to write it. Others will, throughout our lives, strive to write the story for us, to fill the book with their words. And you, you have to not … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, It’s said that we don’t appreciate things in our life until they are gone and there’s truth in that. We only understand plenty once we know lack, and companionship after we’ve greeted loneliness. I could go on with a list but I’m sure you’re there before me. But have you ever thought that … Continue reading Monday Musings

The Never Ending Journey

Hi Pogue, The letterbox clanged and here I am, face up on your door mat. Perfect start to another mind bogglingly good day. You were expecting another of the Universal Laws, yes? Well I’m still at it with the Laws but I’m struggling with the next one. I can’t quite get my head around it. … Continue reading The Never Ending Journey

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, A poem to start the week. I haven’t done a poem before. Little boy I miss you, with your sudden smile and your ignorance of pain. You walked through life and devoured it with nothing but misty goals to keep you company. You wandered through quiet woods with friends and you were startled … Continue reading Monday Musings

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.

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

Pogue, Here’s one for the lovers. I have always been a fan of Cat Stevens which is music from way back, I know. But the guy always seem to be seeking something and saw the world in a different way from so many of his contemporaries. Then he seemed to find what he was looking … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

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.

Law 4. Polarity.

Dear Pogue, Today I’m writing about an interesting Law which will have you changing your way of thinking. What? Well, let me start by telling you that good isn’t the opposite of bad? And, hey, neither is cold the opposite of hot but, rather they are part of the same thing. You can’t have one … Continue reading Law 4. Polarity.

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

Pogue, This is more a song to finish your day with. A soulful ballad sung by a lady with an incredible voice and so much feeling. I’ve avoided including it up until now because, well, I was sure you would know it and I like to surprise. But I keep returning to this song and … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Law 1.One

Dear Pogue, I have spent much time with things spiritual and during that time I have come to recognise certain constants in the world. They are not things that people usually consider or even realise exist. I thought I’d like to share with you the things I have found over a series of short letters … Continue reading Law 1.One

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

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Hey Pogue, Here a song that you introduced me to way back. You remember? So I thought I would revisit some of our previous music experiences and do a little Saturday morning nostalgia. Gotta make you smile. You were doing your A levels when you were playing this. That’ll bring back some memories. So here’s … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Hi Pogue, Continuing my journey through little and less known artists and tracks I have come across this. And I'm liking it. Bonny Light Horseman. Go on, you haven't come across this artist, have you? He puts so much feeling in the song it really caught my attention the first time I heard it. Great … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…what I’m listening to now

Unharnessed Potential

Hi Pogue, How are you enjoying the new idea, the music posts? I met Carole the other evening and she was telling me how she had enjoyed the first few. She was really enthusiastic about the blog. Made me smile. Strange how I post you these letters and so many others read them, regularly. But … Continue reading Unharnessed Potential

The Red Kite

Dear Pogue, Yesterday the sun shone and I laid on my back, in the long grass, in the country park. I was in a world of my own, which is the very best of places, believe me, when some distance above me a red kite moved into my line of vision. Maybe a 100 metres … Continue reading The Red Kite

Surrender

Dear Pogue, I have not written for a few days as I have been allowing my curiosity free rein this week, and who could blame me? Here in lockdown I need to find some room for exploration. My curiosity has moved out from the last two posts I wrote and was seen to have a … Continue reading Surrender

Wabi-Sabi

Dear Pogue, You remember that letter I recently sent you on heroes and antiheroes? I trust you read it? Well here’s a thing, our letter once again found its way to other people and one of those people was sufficiently absorbed by the contents to actually write back. Surprised? I was. The correspondent was a … Continue reading Wabi-Sabi