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.
Recently, a young boy who admired the Marine Corps lay at death's door. Notified by his father, a group of Marines came to honor him. One of the Marines went further and stood guard at his room until the boy died.
Here's the story (verified by Snopes), and the Marine's wish for all of us. It's a short video, so please watch.
Thank God, every day many men and women in our armed services extend themselves as this Marine did. Although I've cared for youngsters suffering as Cody did, I can't even imagine how much this effort brought comfort to him, his family, his friends and the staff at the hospital.