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.
Twenty-five years ago I was in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and in off the street walked Jerry Lee. He sat at the piano in the lobby and started playing. When a crowd gathered, he moved into the bar and continued playing for an hour or so. Every establishment with a piano in Memphis has been visited by JLL, and they all have an open door policy for him. I saw him on stage in Chattanooga in the early 1960's; he had to be dragged off the stage and ended up pushing the piano into the orchestra pit. It was a wild show!