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.
The lava flow is splitting a farm of a family friend. Once the road is breached, he will have a very hard time getting to the larger plot, as it will require an hour and a half drive to reach it, the current trip being only minutes.
Apparently there were some steps they could've taken a few months ago, but failed to take, that may have salvaged the situation, but it's too late now.
I've never been to visit his farm though others in my family have. They say it is beautiful.