About Neil Urquhart

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Neil Urquhart has created 178 blog entries.

Man Tears!

It doesn’t take much to reduce me to a puddle of tears, but it wasn’t always like that. I can be the only person sobbing in a full cinema, able to cry at the slightest thing. My grownup kids and wife have seen me greet at […]

2020-07-27T10:01:43+01:0027 July 2020|Comments Off on Man Tears!

Strava

“If it’s not on Strava…!” implyies that, unless a cycle, run, swim or walk is recorded on your Strava app’ it never happened. My phone ran out of juice almost mid-coast to coast cycle from ‘Bonar Bridge’ to ‘Scourie’ (and back). Thus, ensued some light-hearted ‘Strava’ […]

2020-07-20T10:35:11+01:0020 July 2020|Comments Off on Strava

Lost or Found?

John Lennon’s claim that “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus!” was like throwing oil on America’s fiery Bible Belt, where it whipped a storm. Lennon made numerous ‘tongue in cheek’ (?) remarks: that he was the incarnation of Jesus Christ; one of Jesus Christ’s biggest […]

2020-06-29T14:10:23+01:0029 June 2020|Comments Off on Lost or Found?

#blacklivesmatter

I’ve held off blogging about anything related to George Floyd’s death and the #blacklivesmatter (BLM) message and movement, wanting to listen more than speak. I’ve heard people misunderstand and argue that it’s wrong to value ‘black people’ more than any other race and others speak in […]

2020-06-22T14:50:46+01:0022 June 2020|Comments Off on #blacklivesmatter

Deflated?

Feeling a bit ‘deflated’? I came across a red sports car on my cycles and couldn’t resist a photo of its deflated tyres & recorded a 60 second sermon. As lockdown grinds through the phases, weeks become months and we adjust expectations of ‘going back to […]

2020-06-15T11:17:26+01:0015 June 2020|Comments Off on Deflated?

Your Move

Are you ‘champing at the bit’ to escape home, village, town or city for a break? Many of us have cancelled or postponed holidays and been forced to explore our own home & locale more. With parking closed off at beaches & parks, cycling & walking […]

2020-06-09T09:01:01+01:008 June 2020|Comments Off on Your Move

Tongues & Thumbs

Barbara Glanz trained 3,000 front-line workers at grocery stores and retail outlets, teaching how ‘word-power’ and what you say makes a difference in people’s lives. Shortly after, Barbara got a call from one of the trainees ‘Johnny’, “I’m 19 years old, have Downs Syndrome & work […]

2020-06-01T10:29:52+01:001 June 2020|Comments Off on Tongues & Thumbs

ID Crisis

‘Identity, Belonging & Purpose’ (‘IBP’) are 3 deeply human values and needs. The questions “Who am I? Where do I fit? What am I living for?” confront us in periods of adolescence, mid-life, retirement, ill health, bereavement, divorce, empty nest, and between: jobs, homes, clubs, churches, […]

2020-05-26T16:49:56+01:0025 May 2020|Comments Off on ID Crisis

Bridge 2 Nowhere

Ever felt redundant or irrelevant? Such is the daily food of many relieved by Covid-19 of duty, responsibility, role, employment & previous routine which gave significance & meaning. And as we try to imagine ‘new norms’ for family, friendship, church, business, leisure, what are the vital […]

2020-05-18T13:09:40+01:0018 May 2020|Comments Off on Bridge 2 Nowhere

“It’s life Jim!”

Spock’s supposed sage words to Captain Kirk “It’s life Jim, but not as we know it!” actually come from the 1987 No. 1 song ‘Star Trekkin’, not the cult TV Star Trek series. The song is a hilarious picture of Star Ship Enterprise hurtling through the […]

2020-05-11T12:39:06+01:0011 May 2020|Comments Off on “It’s life Jim!”