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A compelling writing style? For Graeme Decarie, it began with watching the minister at Crystal Springs United Church

Here’s a question that relates to the writing of Autobiography Stories. I am pleased to share the following June 29, 2016 email interview with Graeme Decarie: Jaan Pill: You have a compelling style of writing. You make great use of short paragraphs – a style that is characteristic of newspaper writing. That’s the preamble to […]


Chapter 3: The War

This is Chapter 3 in Graeme’s Decarie’s Autobiography Stories, which he is writing for his children. Click here for previous posts regarding Autobiography Stories – Graeme Decarie > The War “Mrs. Danielson, what’s war?” It was September of 1939, and I’d heard the grown-ups and the man on the radio talking about this thing called […]


MCHS Bio for Graeme Decarie, who taught for three years at Malcolm Campbell High School

Born into pretty severe poverty in Montreal’s Villeray district. (1933 was a bad year to be born.) Attended Crystal Springs School, a four-room school built to the same design as the original version of Cartierville School. Failed grade 10, was failing grade 11 when principal called me down to say, “Let’s face it, Decarie, you […]