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.
"Membership in my gym is only by invitation after an initial evaluation and interview. You can be 92 years old, or you can be an Olympic lifter. Our sole criterion is that you must be dedicated about improving yourself, because our goal will be to make you physically quite uncomfortable, and more dissatisfied with yourself than you were when you arrived. If you are fat or weak, we will not tell you that you are fine the way you are, because it would not be true."