Graeme Decarie

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation retired
Location Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Introduction born into poverty in Montreal. (1933 was a bad year to be born.) Kicked out of school in grade 11. Became factory hand, office boy. Did a general BA, mostly at night at Sir George Williams University, and partly while a youth worker for YMCA, camps, etc. Then teacher training at McGill. Taught gradea 7 to 11 for six years. Loved it. Quit to do MA at Acadia, then PhD (History) at Queen's. Taught history three years at UPEI, then some 35 years at Concordia U in Montreal. Loved the teaching. Thought the profs had more pompous and useless asses among then than is really desirable outside a zoo. work experience: factory, office,social group work, office,camp director, teacher. Radio - c. 3000 broadcasts, mostly current events. TV - many hundred appearances, mostly commentaries. Film - some writing, advising, voice-overs. Writing - no count, some hundreds. Some academic, but mostly for popular market, and ranging from short stories to stories to newspaper and magazine columns to history books. professional speaker - close to 2000. Awards for the above? yep
Interests writing, current events, speaking, crossword puzzles.