Graeme Decarie keeps busy researching and writing his daily blog posts

I had the good fortune, early in August 2016, to meet for coffee with a teacher from Malcolm Campbell High School that I had not seen for 53 years. I had last seen Graeme Decarie in June 1963, the year that I graduated from Grade 11. That was just prior to September 1963, when Graeme resigned from his career […]

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 […]

Comments from Graeme Decarie regarding Brexit

Graeme Decarie:  Jaan, Can you please send me a copy of my chapter 1? Or tell me how to find it on the MCHS site? The one on my word pad is all messed up. I just had a post from Phillippa (McGowan). She’s Jim McGowan’s eldest child – and she’s my goddaughter – whom […]

Chapter 2: Family

Below is Chapter 2 of the draft of Graeme Decarie’s autobiography story. Graeme, as noted at a previous post, encourages MCHS grads to write their own stories. We are posting chapters from his own work in progress, as a way to encourage other people to write their stories. If you have a draft chapter in […]

Chapter 1: Dick and Jane

Graeme Decarie’s impressive and evocative MCHS Bio is outlined at a previous post: MCHS Bio for Graeme Decarie, who taught for three years at Malcolm Campbell High School  Click here for previous posts about Graeme Decarie > Graeme’s suggestion, that MCHS grads get to work on their stories, has prompted me to begin  to work […]

“Whenever I have a spare moment,” notes Graeme Decarie, “I write a bit about my life for my children.”

In an email on Dec. 18, 2015, Graeme Decarie wrote: Whenever I have a spare moment, I write a bit about my life for my children. Last night, I started one that is really about failure in school – and why and how I failed. It’s something that has a lot to do with social […]