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 remember Amahl and the Night Visitors being staged at my elementary school. Since one pun deserves another - good or not- here goes another one. [Which reminds me of the neighbors who went on an cruise ship tour of Alaska. "Juneau where we've been? Alaska 'nother one."]
A woman has identical twin boys, and gives them up for adoption.
One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named Amahl.
The other goes to a family in Spain, who name him Juan. Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother.
Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amahl.
Her husband responds, "They’re twins. If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amahl."
Ah, Macy's, I worked there nights during Christmas break helping restock the shelves. My fondest memory is of dumping a box of loose super balls into the trash chute and listening to them bounce all the way down. And all the way back up ;)