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.
Fitz Hugh Lane, aka Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) is considered to be sort-of a member of the so-called Hudson River School of painters (a label slapped on these folks by later art historians). Lane is known as a "luminist," for obvious reasons.
This is Becalmed Off Halfway Rock (Casco, ME), 1860: