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.
I have been blessed to find the humor in anything. I would love to write my life story based on that humor so I could leave it for my kids... and for anyone else who read it. I know I could do it because I come from a family that when anyone tells a story, of even the most insignificant event, it is so hilarious it leaves us gasping and wiping tears. It's an art, I think. The only problem is I don't want to skulk through the labyrinth of the bad times, that I was mostly able to turn funny, to get the job done. I need a ghost writer. Gary Larson would be perfect. And I don't even want money for it. I just want the legacy of the joy of laughing.
It is an art... and also a gift, or a blessing as you say. I have wondered before if we would have survived as a species without the ability to find the humor in everyday life. Good and bad. Hell, even monkeys laugh, or put on a good pretense of doing so. Write that book... I'll buy a copy or you can give me one for free if you prefer.
Insurance? Who needs insurance when we have hopey changey in charge? I will do what everybody else is doing ask the government(fema) to save me. Jeez I have been doing this thing all wrong----paying my taxes, giving to charity , working etc... I should have just been a community organizer! LOL