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.
Bird Dog, I carry keys and assorted other stuff in my right pants pocket every day. After awhile the pocket gets thin, then a hole starts, and stuff starts falling down my pants leg on the floor and into my shoe. Some time back when this happened again at work I tried patching the pocket with duct tape (good duct tape, not the Chinese stuff) and lo and behold it is the best pocket repair stuff i have ever found. It goes thru many washings and stays on and is quickly replaced when it does come loose. Much better than the iron-on stuff my wife has used in the past or sewing on patches. Duct tape is great stuff.