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 eat a lot of sweet potatoes: easy to keep, easy to cook. Even a six-minute microwave bake is tasty, good with salt, butter with butter or a spoonful of some kind of sambal. Mashed sweet potatoes are heavenly with a little cream and some pumpkin-pie spices. Our larder almost always includes two sweet potatoes along with two Idahos.