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 had a girlfriend who had a co-op on the other side of Central Park at 96th St. I knew the neighborhood well 30 years ago. I like my neighborhood better now, even though I chased a black bear off the front porch this evening. Central Florida no less. I thought it was a large dog at first until it turned around and ran off.