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.
It is tough for me to see a fire in NYC without its having mental inks with 9/11. We watched this fire from the High Line on Sun. afternoon. It is plain inspiring to watch those firemen march in a line up the ladder to the roof. The fire rapidly got worse than my photo, got too smokey so we moved along.