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.
Dear BD--please send this link to Dr. Joy--or the other author who is a shrink you sometimes link to. MF folk won't believe this one ! As I predicted, Oprah and her "agents of change" really do not want the responsibility for anyone over 50 years of age--after all they may remember when things were actually better!
It was extremely accurate for my zip code. The trick must be to live somewhere without much local variation, like this small, rural county: low density, fairly elderly, moderate income, a bit out of the fray.