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.
This is our seventh month of blogging, and we are realizing that our worry about running out of things to write about was way off. We are a centrist, rational, eclectic, and fearless blog but we very much enjoy covering non-political topics of interest to us because politics is fun escapist entertainment, like baseball, but it ain't what Life is about. But politics is like life insurance, too - you have to do it for your heirs.
There are at least two rewards from doing this blog: First, having to write forces you to clarify your thinking and, second, it gives us motivation to look into some topics, such as dog's vision last week, that we would ordinarily be too lazy to do.
So we try to keep a mix of stuff on our page, but much of it is not hot news - review our posts under The Analyst, or The Culture, or Medical, or Religion, or The Song and Dance Man (Dylan) to see what I mean.
Since we have been asked, we assume our readers check Powerline and Instapundit regularly, to stay informed, but we cannot help linking those guys anyway. As far as newspapers go, we read (online) the NY Sun and the Christian Science Monitor. Plus the Tues. NYT Science Times and the Sunday NYT in the driveway. We quit the daily because who wants to begin the day p-ed off at a pile of paper? Except maybe a puppy.
As promised, to the right is a photo of The Analyst on Cape Cod last week. (She has courage to be body-surfing in that outfit - likely to end up with the top around her waist, and the bottom around her knees. But if you've got it, flaunt it. Yes, she has had three kids.) If you like our blog (or like The Analyst), please forward it to your email list with a recommendation. We care about the quality of our readership, but we care about quantity too. It's vanity.
Bird Dog, Maggie's Farm has become a daily read for me, I quite enjoy it. I discovered it from New England Republican's blogroll, being a New Englander myself.
I've mentioned your blog in comments on other blogs and will continue to do so. Keep up the good work! It's appreciated.