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.
Wish you all could be here with us! I don't know why anybody would choose to be anywhere else in the world this week. Deep powder, dude, and a comfortable 20 degrees F at the base. Excellent restaurants, too. Good seafood. Carpe diem while you still have strong legs and before the government takes all of your money.
The drive up from Vancouver is stunningly scenic with the ocean and the fjords on your left and the mountains reaching up into the clouds on your right, worth the trip by itself.