Clasping the days around the ease on her mind

The body is resurrected (upon the ill weary and lawful faults of my iron clad wandering fingers) by a little unconfided literary verse, awaiting corruption. But waiting to make occasions over the noisy keys as the sea died made looking for her ways akin to the links of chains that we commit to the deep […]

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A house where you lived once.

A house where you lived once. Somewhere, despite everyone else who lived in it before or after you, inside it and outside it are fragments of your existence there. A handprint on a wall, buried beneath paint and wallpaper. A dent in the woodwork from crashing a toy car. Atoms of carbon dioxide exhaled from […]

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Beach revelations

I recently went to New Zealand for adventures with my friend Lizzy. A big itinerary was planned and we visited lots of places and saw many things. But some interesting unplanned things happened on the trip as well. The photos which make up this collage were taken on the deck of a cafe at hot […]

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Olá! ¡Hola! Hello!

Bem-vindos visitantes da América do Sul. Eu não sei por que meu blog é tão popular com todos vocês, mas quando eu verificar as estatísticas, então às vezes eu acho que você está visitando este site mais do que as pessoas do meu próprio país. Talvez seja a palavra Zogue que é como o nome […]

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Dreams and remembering my dad

I had a strange dream the other night. Which is a strange thing to say, as I think each and every one of my dreams have been strange. They are always surreal, and I never wake and think, “Hey, what an ordinary, normal, dream”. So instead I’m going to say I had an *interesting* dream. […]

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Konstanzegraff – a reflection

Since releasing the Konstanzegraff songs as part of Volume 5 of the Cinque Pezzi Facili Series on Under My Bed Recordings I’ve been pondering sharing the reasoning behind the music and why it exists. There’s at least one good reason for this, in that most of the people who know about it are familiar with […]

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Examining the structure of nostalgia

This essay originally appeared in issue two of Premier Pli, a journal published by First Fold in 2012 and themed on nostalgia. With First Fold on hold at the moment there’s no place to buy Premier Pli that I can find so I’m sharing this here. If you do see a copy though, I recommend […]

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Apologies

Apologies – it seems my blog got hacked. If you received any emails from zogue.com that looked spammy, I can only apologise. Thanks to sterling work from my ISP, Eyedivison, the problem was solved and isolated, and we reckon it was the old K2 theme I was using. So that’s gone, and it’ll take me […]

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A DTD for Life Redux

Around 5 years ago I began working intensively with XML and XSLT at the company I was then working for. My main task was to write XSLT stylesheets to turn book and journal XML into online products so that anyone in the world could access them via the internet (providing they had a subscription for […]

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