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 have got to blow the horn of one of my favorite blogs here. This wonderful lady blogist that has 3 kids 2 of whom are referred to as Fric & Frac on her blog and that is who Frick & Frack are to me. Give her a look you will enjoy.
She started blogging to relieve the stress of loosing her youngest son. If you go into her archives and read her and her families story starting after he died you will be amazed. I did not think it was possible to laugh and cry at the same time but she did that to me many times.