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.
I was fortunate to sail on her from LeHavre to NYC when I was a teenager. It was a beautiful ship. It was also a lot of fun and the staff were exceptionally kind. There was plenty to do for everyone and I did not see my parents for 3 days. I actually sought them out on our last day and spent time with them on the back deck, sitting under blankets on deck chairs, under a bright blue sky, sipping chicken bouillon with the wake of the ship crashing behind us.
I noticed the article said that the different classes were kept apart. Not true - we sailed cabin class and ended up everywhere.