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.
Rick Moran on the Pennant Race and the Series, here. Rick is a multi-talented fellow.
And two from neo-neocon. I am very fond of her, and believe she should have Maureen Dowd's job, but for some reason this good lady ignores our emails. But we must not be thin-skinned, and she has two recent pieces to recommend: first, her piece on how New England Yankees delay turning on the heat as winter approaches, here, and second, a wise piece on originalism and the Constitution, here. Re the first, my first fire in the fireplace will be tonight, but I'm not sure about turning on the heat just yet. Need a bit more time to appreciate and enjoy God's good air-conditioning blowing in through open windows. We have no A/C in our old Connecticut farmhouse and consider it decadent, so October is a delight. Too much comfort and ease soften the character and weaken the spirit, do they not? As does too much time.
(Photo is the fireplace at the hunting lodge in Canada. Yes, an old log cabin, but spacious.)