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.
John Fairfax, dead at 74. A pirate? Makes the average fellow feel like a metrosexual fraidy-cat wimp.
Are we in an era of many emasculated, fearful men? What's your testosterone level, on the timidity-to-adventure axis? No offense to our lady readers, but these days I know plenty of women with bigger cojones than some guys. The ladies are not turned on by fearful fellows.
My Significant other says, "While it is true that women are not attracted to fearful men, rowing across the ocean when there are perfectly good airplanes available does NOT make a man attractive. It makes him an idiot,"