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.
Henri is much more widely known now then some of the other Ashcan painters because the lectures from his teachings at the Art Students League were collected into a book called, "The Art Spirit." Even Sunday painters seem to have copies of this book. The most famous, or at least familiar quotation of Henri's is, "Paint like a man coming over the top of a hill singing."