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.
Don't get me started on DFW. I got burned out on Les Miserables at about 400 pages and for some unexplained reason I decided to read Infinite Jest, only slightly longer. I don't know if I'll ever get through that massive bunch of I-don't-know-what. Fortunately, I'm back to Les Mis and will finish in a reasonable time, if I stay on pace.