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.
Just send me a large Costco-sized bag of Lindt truffles and I will be quite content.
Ditto for dinner party food--I never serve "
healthy" feasts. Yes, the home grown veggies are good, but people gobble up the stuff cooked in butter, the dark chocolate cake, etc. with far more zeal than the salad. The most loathsome type of guest is one who inflicts their health regime on their hostess, expects to be served a separate meal, then looks snide as a bower bird whilst the lions rend the roast beef joyfully.