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 held her in my arms, She said she would always stay. But I was cruel, I treated her like a fool, I threw it all away.
Once I had mountains in the palm of my hand, And rivers that ran through every day. I must have been mad, I never knew what I had, Until I threw it all away.
Love is all there is, it makes the world go 'round, Love and only love, it can't be denied. No matter what you think about it You just won't be able to do without it. Take a tip from one who's tried.
So if you find someone that gives you all of her love, Take it to your heart, don't let it stray, For one thing that's certain, You will surely be a-hurtin', If you throw it all away."
"I Threw It All Away," off 1969's Nashville Skyline. An unreleased studio version recorded the following year with a much more natural singing style than found on that record can be downloaded at the link here.