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.
"COK" is the Cook Islands, in case anyone was wondering. Former British Polynesian protectorate located northeast of New Zealand, west of Tahiti. Now mainly known as a corporate haven for those who don't want to pay their taxes or their creditors.
Lasers!! When I was a kid I used to race with a Sunfish & I yearned to graduate to a Laser. Never happened; before I knew it I was old enough to take out my father's 16ft Hobie Cat on my own (with friends) and forgot about the Laser. Didn't race that; of all things I spent some time as crew racing E-Scows. Hobies were for girls and fun.