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.
Amazing that her daughter became queen and refused to marry, huh?
But perversely, what that painting really does to me is make me want to go embroider some incredible clothing. They must have carried around 50 lbs of clothing at a time, and it must have been pretty darn cold in their castles.