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.
We recently ordered The Stars to share with our three young grandsons thanks to your earlier post about Rey - thanks! It will be fun to teach them how to find constellations in the sky. (The one I can always spot is Orion.)
While taking the tour on the US Midway we were informed that the US Naval Academy was no longer requiring celestial navigation as a course or skill to be mastered by the women/men who would later lead our Navy. For several years (approx 5) it was believed to be enough that the student was able to steer the ship using computer information. Then someone figured out the enemy could destroy the computer system and then what? The Academy is once again requiring celestial navigation as a core requirement. But . . .