My friend goes to Canada every year to shoot birds. He loves it. He owns a storage business and goes to shoot birds and visit storage places. After hearing I was doing a story on Canada, he told me about having visited his Alderwood storage facility.
I was going to talk about snow and snowmobiles, or hockey or Canadian football. Even Canadian whiskey could chew up words on a travel story with a deadline. I never have shot birds before. I shot guns in the Army, but they want you to shoot people and not birds. Birds might be easier than shooting people I would think, but you never know. Shooting people in the snow could happen in America too you know. Hunters drink while shooting animals. They are not supposed to, of course, but they do. I do not hunt. I do not ice skate or make things from ice.
I have never visited Alderwood storage facilities, and it may be that I never will. I have to write about Canada without ever going to Canada. My friend tried to help out explaining how he shoots birds up there in the middle of the winter. I had another friend who fished in Canada. He had an Indian guide who took him to far away places in secret places to catch the most fish. They caught fish, cooked the fish, camped out, and loved it. The fish never tasted better and the Indian guide told stories of past anglers. I do not know though. I have not fished for over twenty years.
I will probably never see an Alderwood storage unit, will I? I will not shoot birds in Canada ever either. I will not fish in Canada either. I might go to a hockey game, a festival, or a big city in Canada. I could write about that in a real way instead of never seeing Canada and writing about it.
I have seen other places too I have written about. Deadlines can be very demanding and you have to be on time with deadlines. That is why they are called deadlines you see. I make most of my deadlines. I do not have time to shoot birds this time. I am a bad shot I believe. I like shooting guns but not living things. I did not shoot any human beings while in the Army. I did not have to. Canada does not fight too many wars do they? They stay out of wars. Why do we fight so many wars? Why cannot we hide better or look the other way?
We are fighting two wars now or more. Two on TV anyway and in the news. My friend shoots birds here in Canada. I do not shoot anything either. I own no guns or even sharp knives. I do not sharpen my knifes. Most are badly dull. I struggle cutting meat even. I do not have it in me to kill anything alive. Even spiders survive in my house. I throw them out the door instead. Who am I to stop a life? It is OK to shoot birds in Canada if you want. Really. I have nothing against it. There must be plenty of birds up there. I though we had plenty of birds too, here in America. I guess not.
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