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.
Bless his heart! My 80-yr-old neighbor, when I or the other neighbors don't get to his sidewalk and driveway fast enough, uses a sheet of metal attached to a rope when he shovels. He can't even stand up all the way and has a bad shoulder, but he shovels snow onto that sled, then drags it to the curb, where he empties it.