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September 27, 2014 - Alexander McDonald

H.M.F.M. Chapter Three: “Siberian Paper….”

Antime in life whether it be a movie or play, we often view that the worst place of punishment is a vast, isolated, bitter, barren, lonely cold place, like the deepest regions of outer space, or in Star Trek, the place where Kirk and McCoy were banished, to the Klingon deserted ice planet penal colony of “Rura – Penthe.” As a kid growing up in Scotland, it was never really cold, nor was it ever really hot. However is was very rainy, and as we lived by the sea, I loved the rain and still do to this day. I personally hate the cold, and as Canada was for me, as a reluctant immigrant, and held a minimum of six months of  bloody bitter cold snowy minus zero weather, and I hated every minute of it. Canada, specifically Ontario was my penal colony of  “Rura – Penthe.” But, as no one other than die hard Trekkie’s like me, or maybe you , would ever read a chapter about A Klingon penal colony, I had to pick another more familiar name that would still familiarize the majority of readers to understand and vision a place, of vast bitter unwelcoming cold, and hence –  “Siberian Paper Routes.”  Almost every kids first job is usually a paper route, and for me it was like doing time in a Russian prison, nothing an innocent ten year old angel like me should ever had to endure. ; )

Did you have a job experience like “Rura Penthe?” If so, please tell me about it. I’d love to hear your experiences.

Best,

Alex.

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