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.
Bird Dog - This is eerie. I have just returned from burying my father up in Kansas. He was 98 with a full and wonderful life and an exceptional bio. This was one of his favorite poems / songs, and on return I find it showing up in your posts during the week he passed. Thank you for the timely coincidence.