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.
A big moon in Manhattan tonight. Summer evenings in NYC are the best. Everybody out for a stroll - a passagiatta worthy of Italy. That pic is from the steps of the Met Museum, which was packed with people today all of them friendly and polite and many speaking strange languages.
Not everybody is in the Hamptons, and international tourists are everywhere taking photos of everything. Same as I do. I can recommend it as a summer vacation destination.