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.
...but along the way, decided to try singing lessons too.
Besides hitting his notes (his "Cs" which my ear has trouble appreciating), I especially enjoy his ability to switch from attack mode - hitting the lyrics with terrible, biting force - to the soft and lyrical. Larger than life. Heard him once at the Met with Sutherland, forget in what role, when young. My parents always liked to bring me along.