We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One of the best moments of my life was when a golden lab and a black lab launched themselves like missiles from an 8 foot central Alberta slough bank into water lightly crusted with ice. Three of us in the blinds had downed about 10 ducks into that water and the two dogs were not getting out of it until they had them all, and had them with lunatic enthusiasm.
This was many years ago, and I'm ashamed that I can't even remember their names. I think of them every fall.
I was out with my oldest son last weekend near Stettler Alberta, looking for geese. No geese, got skunked, still too warm.
How come youse guys hunt in that crappy Manitoba place? Full of socialists.
C'mon up and see the Calgary-Red Deer-Edmonton corridor, which has a higher GDP per person than any place in the USA. Or some such statistic. Anyway, thanks to Obama the Unwise and his congressional dwarves we grow rich selling you lot oil and gas, you should come up and see how. There is much hunting within a few minutes of anywhere in the province, really.