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.
BITE ME, ELEANOR and BOTH YOU GLORIAS AND BELLA, TOO! Oh, and Betty, watch me as I kiss the kiddo's boo-boo and give him a plate of cookies and milk and listen to him as he wails about his awful day at school. Yes, indeed!
Wait, what's that sweet and lovely sound I hear? It sounds like one of my children! "I wish I could stay at home with you, Mommy." So nice to be appreciated.
And Ms. Walker...you will die alone in an empty, loveless bed, your stone cold heart unmelted by the smiles and tears of your grandchild.
This. Is. Life! you bitter, barren, old and hirsute harridans!
Console yourselves by counting your collection of wire clothes hangers.