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.
In 1938 Kenneth Roberts wrote an unforgettable rant on the subject of Corned Beef Hash, in 'Trending Into Maine', 'A Maine Kitchen'. Worth finding if you don't have a copy handy. His further opinions and recipes for chowder, beans, ketchup and custards are simple and timeless.
I always wanted to like corned beef hash, but it never liked me back. There aren't enough Tums in the world to stop the burn. But putting ketchup on it just seems wrong. I guess that's a regional thing. I only use ketchup if I need to cover up the taste.