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.
There are some wonderful reds and oranges in those leaves. Just beautiful!
(but the grouch in me says, "yuck, who's gonna have to rake up all those leaves!" I end up bagging about 45-50 large 30-gallon lawn and leaf bags each year. The optimist in me is hoping that Sandy blows them all away this year. yea!)