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 once read a book entitled "Victory Over Pain: A History of Anesthesia." It was very interesting from a technical point of view; but also because it chronicled the efforts of dozens of men, all of whom were competing for the prize of being credited for the discovery of ether. There was an unbelievable amount of jealousy and animosity between these men. They hated each other.
Off topic, but I just read a fascinating post at Bookworm regarding the treatment of transgenderism in minors. http://www.bookwormroom.com/2018/02/20/gender-dysphoria-drugs-genetic-sex/
Amazing for its simplicity and, once I read it, obviousness. Try male hormones for a boy before lopping off the family jewels because he feels like a girl, and vica versa for the tom-boy. I am not aware of anyone else raising the issue. Would love to hear your thoughts on it.