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.
My friend and, often, mentor Ye Olde Crabbe, is really Sol Sanders. Now well into his eighties, he and his sharp mind are as honed as ever, as he synthesizes in columns on today's issues his six-and-a-half decades of experiences as a globe-trotting correspondent and columnist for leading publications like US News & World Report, Business Week, UPI. His weekly column now appears at the Washington Times.
Sol Sanders is fond of saying he never met a bridge he didn't burn before himself, since he has never hidden his views behind a bushel or self-interest.
Sanders just started a new blog, appropriately named Ye Olde Crabbe. He has already loaded dozens of his columns on most every of today's world hotspots or areas of unrest that influence, like it or not, us in the US. In our frequent conversations, I'm always blown away and my consciousness raised by his precise memory of history changing anecdotes and famous people he encountered during his travels.
Read the columns already up at the site, and return again and again for his new blog postings. Sol welcomes Comments. You'd better know what you're talking about, as fools are not coddled. Take it from me, if you want to see my own lash marks delivered by Ye Olde Crabbe.