Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

Off The Wall Essays From Deep Within A Capricious Mind

He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone!

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Witnessing the amazing way Karen deals with everything thrown at her by the rancid, indiscriminate piece of shit called cancer is truly awe inspiring. The nine months chemo plus numerous, bone, MRI and CT scans, a lumbar puncture, endoscopy, monthly injections and hundreds of hours in waiting rooms have all been sent to test her. Her resolve, resilience and…

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Marriage ……. It’s No Picnic!

Twenty seven years today I was betrothed to my wife Karen. I vividly remember the breezy, grey County Durham day like it was yesterday.  My brother Ian, who was my Best Man, and I arrived slightly late at the church. Thankfully, our poor punctuality didn’t result in my bride to be beating us to the church. Ian’s chronic earwax problem meant he didn’t hear his alarm go off. I stupidly […]

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Where Do You Stand On Michael Buble?

I was interested watching a video that had been shared on Facebook this morning. To be honest, I wasn’t that interested but if I’d have told the truth and said I was indifferent to it, you’d probably stop reading immediately!…….. Oh, too late! The video was of a young girl from the US addressing her friends about an interaction online about gaming, she‘d had with an English boy. She advised […]

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Hurry Up Mike, I’m Freezing Here!

Today is the anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo’s David at the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. History records the sculptor created his masterpiece between 1501- 1504. You’d have to a cold hearted cynic not to be impressed that the exquisite marble sculpture was created in just three minutes! What makes it even more amazing was those minutes, between 1501 – 1504, included a coffee break! If you don’t use […]

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He’s Got High Hopes!

Yesterday I was talking to an elderly acquaintance, who appraised me as to how well his golf was progressing. It was heartening to hear he is making big strides and his game is improving markedly. He deserves it for the significant amount of practise he undertakes. I want to keep this old man’s anonymity so, for the purposes of this blog, will give him the false name of Mrs Crabtree. […]

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