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.
I haven't been completely idling away in LotusLand during my annual vacation, when I send the wife and boys to Europe to visit my mother-in-law. I actually successfully completed building in the yards built-in wood structures that took me two-years to figure out. The weather has been ideal in Encinitas, low to mid-70s, sunny, and I successfully completed my annual thong surveys.
In the midst of these distractions, I just penned an article about the two-years in the making University of California reports on the impact on campuses of pro-Palestinian students' anti-Israel activities. The piece can be accessed at this link: UC reports clarify, cloud campus controversies over Middle East