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.
Thanks for that. My mother, the Iowa Swede, loved the Spanish side of the Mexican culture. She spoke fluent Spanish, she attended bullfights in Tijuana, she requested songs from the Mariachis that they did not know, and she learned to dance with the castanets. For all I know, we have Carmen Amaya to thank for that last part.