Monday Musings

Morning Pogue, I haven’t run for two weeks now. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to. It’s a combination of moving home, being on a road trip, living in temporary accommodation. The routine’s gone! But this week I move into a place of some permanence, well at least for six weeks, so this week I … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, My preparation to move home is progressing. As you are aware the decision has been taken to downsize considerably. I’m thinking that over the prolonged lockdown an awareness of how much space there is and what percentage was being used has been highlighted. This means that more than half the possessions will have … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Morning Pogue, There’s this friend of mine who has a dog. Big dog. “So?” you ask. Well my friend noticed a group of children playing with the dog from the other side of the garden fence. The dog was getting excited so he went into the garden to speak with the children and told them, … Continue reading Monday Musings

Prayer, I still don’t understand (2)

Dear Pogue, My thoughts on prayer rattle on as I attempt to find some sense in the practice. I am trying to put aside much of what I've learnt up to this point and approach prayer with a blank sheet in front of me. My issue is that so much of what I have learnt … Continue reading Prayer, I still don’t understand (2)

Monday Musings

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

Prayer, I still don’t understand (1)

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)

Go Deep Or Go Home (2)

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)

Monday Musings

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

Monday Musing

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

Monday Musings

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

Time, the first time around

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

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

Hey, Pogue, What's up? Yesterday I wrote to you about everyone needing a Little Red Corvette in their lives. A little unusual that will stand out in a world of predominantly grey cars. So, having written that I had to go and play this song, headphones on, strutting around the kitchen like Prince. Today, I … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.

Who Is Normal Man?

Dear Pogue, I recently mused on a Monday and asked you to think about who Normal Man was. Remember? So who is this person (and I'll take Normal Woman for an answer)? Our new, soon to be iconic, superhero. The defender of all that makes our usual day. Protecting our boundaries from the extraordinary. Our … Continue reading Who Is Normal Man?

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

Monday Musings

So here's a question Pogue. Who is Normal Man? I had a friend when I was in school who, at the time Superman was having some popularity and tee-shirts with the iconic 'S' were being worn, made a tee-shirt with a large 'N' in place of the 'S'. Under the 'N' he printed 'Who is … Continue reading Monday Musings

Twice in a Week!

Pogue, You’ve had Songs To Pogue this week but I couldn’t resist out staying my welcome with a second tune. So I’m standing in my favourite coffee shop waiting for a Takeout because we’re currently not allowed to drink in. Then as I savour the aroma of freshly roasted coffee this noise filled my head.😍 … Continue reading Twice in a Week!

Monday Musings

So Pogue, My first post of the year, aside from my Musings of course, declared that we live in a world full of potential. It's all about us. Heaven is breaking in whenever the chance presents itself. Yet so many live such poor lives. Not necessarily monetarily poor, but obviously that exists. Rather with no … Continue reading Monday Musings

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 Musings

Hey Pogue, It's Monday morning. So, humour me while I take you back a few years. It's to something that you probably have no interest in. It's to a football match, a Champions League Cup Final way back in 2005, between AC Milan and Liverpool. Hang on in there with me, I know you are … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Pogue, I came across this and offer it to you for your Monday Musing. I say “Namaste” because I like what it means, not because I’m a Hindu... A lot of people think I’m a Christian because I talk about Christian values, but the truth is I am really talking about Human Values... I’ve been … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, I've said before, I'm a people watcher, and as I watch I wonder, why, how, really! Then once in a while, occasionally, very occasionally I will see a person who is filled with grace. Now I don't mean a person who is able to move with elegance although that is always pleasing to … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musing

Pogue, I finally replaced my sports headset. It was beyond saving being held together with tape🥺 So, mindful of how much use I got from my previous headset I was not precious about spending a little more money and getting a really nice pair of ear buds. My one concern was, I would get them … Continue reading Monday Musing

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

Law 7. The Law Of Attraction.

Dear Pogue, I’ve taken a pause in writing about the Universal Laws because, well this one caused me issues. Today I’m writing about the Law of Attraction (LOA). You’ll know of this one and probably think that you understand something about it. So many people know this one, and only this one. It’s been widely … Continue reading Law 7. The Law Of Attraction.

Monday Musing…but it’s Tuesday?

Pogue, After yesterday's post I saw this and, well, I couldn't resist. I did say I had great eyes but I didn't think I would end up here. The price of vanity? Hope you read yesterday's post and this makes sense...and it makes you smile. I guess God has a sense of humour.

Monday Musings

Well Pogue, It certainly is a new world. So I went to the supermarket to do the weekly shop and I was behaving as I now have to in this new age. Mask on, 2 metres separation from other shoppers. I was feeling like I was in my world, perfectly happy and then, without warning … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musing

Pogue, New week already. Someone, maybe Einstein, said that if you don’t know your subject well enough to be able to teach a child, and that child understand, then you need to continue learning your subject. Isn’t there a great truth in this? In a world that is becoming ever more advanced, more complicated, that … Continue reading Monday Musing

Monday Musing

Kindness:1. Loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weaknessThe MindsJournal Long story short. I test drove a large motorcycle. I dropped it. I was stationary on a steep slope trying to pull onto a busy road. I never made the road. I didn’t hurt myself (except my pride). I just laid the … Continue reading Monday Musing

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