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've been arguing for years that there should be a Journal of Failed Experiments, and a Journal of Dead Ends. (I know about Irreproducible Results already.)
Sometimes you get nada, and it may be useful to others to find out why, or to avoid approaches that don't work. I spent some time on a model that didn't work the way I hoped--luckily there was still enough of interest that the result was published anyway. But the next student can do a literature search, say phooey, and not waste time.