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 walk around my neighborhood and see landscaping that ranges from unattended weeds to yards that have every square inch devoted to plants, rocks or some other feature. In other words, from slob to obsessive-compulsive. The house I live in needs a landscaping overhaul, so I try to get ideas about what I like and what would work for me. I'm trending towards a xeriscape solution that would also leave some grass for my bully-dog to frolic and chase squirrels on.