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.
Our pastor sometimes quotes from rather sappy sources. A couple of weeks ago, he quoted a question, "Why isn't John the Baptist in the manger scenes?" Well, I wondered about that, and my sweetheart and I did the math. John the Baptist is, presumably, between 6 and 12 months older than Jesus and was only an infant at the time.