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Bob MacKenzie

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Born
in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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Back in another century, I ran away to join the circus. At least, I did the "writer" equivalent when I quit high school to become a poet and, in general, a writer.

I began my career as a junior reporter at The Calgary Herald newspaper, a job for which both my editors and I agreed I was not particularly well-suited, and left after one year. I spent a summer teaching myself the basics of writing for radio and television with help and advice from friends already working in the industry.

My first job in radio was as a continuity writer at CFCW, the country music station in northern Alberta. From there I went on to work as a writer and producer in a number of stations in Alberta and Ontario before moving into regional advertising agencies.

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A few days ago, in an effort to educate an idealistic young professional about how dark and evil acts can be perpetrated in the real world, even in her profession, I wrote her a long message telling of certain events that had happened in my own life. This was a difficult process that ripped open old wounds from 20 years before, and I cried a lot and have been in very real pain, since I wrote th...

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Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused
“Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.”
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