Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

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Peace In Our Time?!

On this Day in 1938 the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was lauded for bringing ‘peace to Europe’, after he announced he’d signed a non-aggression pact with Germany. He had just returned to the UK after a conference in Munich, where the subject of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland was discussed with Germany, France and Italy. It was reported that Chamberlain found Hitler amiable, until he asked him if Groucho Marx can have […]

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Stan Bowles Hasn’t Got Blue Hair, Has He?!

On this day in 1951, CBS made the first colour televisions available to the public. Unfortunately, it materialised that the viewers weren’t that impressed with the product so it was soon discontinued. To the surprise of the CBS marketing team, the cardboard box, with a square cut out of one side, to fit over a family member’s head did not catch on with the discerning American public. Early colour TV […]

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He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone!

Originally posted on Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred:
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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Choosing The Right Path!

I’m writing a serious blog today. It’s one of the rare occasions when I haven’t added a fictional element to the narrative as I am hoping that getting a few things off my chest proves to be a cathartic experience. It has to be said, as I sit here on the first day of Autumn watching next doors cat trying to catch a fly in the garden, I’m not feeling […]

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He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone!

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 courage have met each of those impostors with enormous bravery and […]

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