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.
Several weeks ago I attended a travelogue/lecture about US visitors to Ethiopia at the village in which a Jewish charity funded wells and a school, and their visit to former Jewish Ethiopian villages whose former residents emigrated to Israel.
One of the featured personalities in Ethipia is Dr Rick Hodges (as it so happens a fellow med student of a friend) doing and arranging surgeries that are otherwise unavailable, and training Ethiopians. Here's his website, well worth sending a donation that gets right to people rather than being skimmed by middle men.