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.
Why does knowledge disappear with age? I mean, when I was a teenager I knew everything. Now? Not so much. I have been watching the same process unfold in my boys (now mid 20s). What an amazing progression to go from know-it-all to know that they don't know-it-all. I used to call my dad for advice once in awhile and he'd just laugh and laugh and tell me welcome to the club. I get to pass the same sage advice on now. Entropy happens and so does, occasionally, wisdom.