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.
An athlete who was paralyzed since medical school in a diving accident, Charles led one heck of a vital, productive, wonderful, full life. I always thought he'd be back... God bless him and his family.
I used to follow his newspaper column as a high school kid because I felt it was important to read people you disagreed with so you could test the strength of your position on various matters. He seemed to get smarter as I got older. Funny that.
Krauthammer was the main reason that I started recording "Special Report" every day. Often, I would fast forward through the news stories and just watch the opinion round table at the end of the broadcast. Charles always had a well reasoned and logical opinion.