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 has been so many years since my readings of Dostoevsky I hardly remember details any longer. What has held through the years though is the sense that Dostoevsky's "... profound understanding of human nature..." and "...understanding of the human condition..." has yet to be equaled. His exploration of the human character for sure had an impact on my young life, and does still to this day I suppose.