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.
Your editor will be preoccupied today with an annual charity event tonight for a favorite conservation organization - Ducks Unlimited - which has over 700,000 members in the US and Canada, and over 11 million acres of wildlife habitat under protection and management.
We raise them a lot of money each year at a festive Christmas-themed guy's night out, but it's a fair amount of work getting things ready. Special thanks are due to Vineyard Vines, who has donated our table gifts this year, and to Windjammer Barefoot Cruises and Land Rover, who have been loyal supporters for many years.