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.
I have some treasured old pictures of my parents and other relatives at the beach. I asked my mother once why the men's swimming outfit was so stupid. I believe I had already heard and understood why women's beachwear was so dowdy, but why the men's? She told me that in the 40's my dad had actually been threatened with arrest if he didn't put a shirt on while on the public beach. This was in fact King's Beach on the North Shore. You should try to dig up some old pictures of the men's swimwear too.