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.
Bird Dog ... The best of Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours, from two old folks in Houston, Texas, who are still cooking for themselves -- a turkey breast roasted in the oven, homemade dressing, a side of vegetables, and a long prayer of Thanksgiving to the Lord, and to our ancestors who were wise enough and determined enough to succeed under adverse circumstances.
A paradigm for us all, today.
P.S. Forgot the U. Texas game which goes on tonight at 7 p.m. and which my husband, a Longhorn in more than one way, never misses.