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.
"Frank" Cropsey ( as he was called by his contemporaries) was a man of profound Christian faith with symbols to that effect appearing in much of his work. He led an interesting life and was a technically brilliant painter. Not Corot by a mile (my guiding light) but a great painter nonetheless.