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.
That's what I get for hitting the Tab button and pressing send - my fingers are confused.
For me, there's nothing like a walk in the woods with the dogs or just sit on a rock near one of the local lakes. It's not how you achieve inner peace, but the simple act of achieving peace that does it for me.