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.
A year ago I supported a unit I found on anysoldier.com. Their wants were simple, and it was very easy to send them the socks, wet wipes and granola bars that helped them when they went outside the wire on patrols. They were engaged by the enemy almost daily (a FOB on the Pakistan border). Most heartbreaking is that many of these troops get no mail or support from home. Write a note to one of them if you can.