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.
Rather than crank out a painting per day, my late neighbor would spend many months on each of his waterfall paintings. I once watched him spend about ten minutes perfecting a single bubble on one of his watercolors; He wanted to get the reflections just right in each of hundreds of bubbles. You can see his beautiful work here: http://www.lewwallacewatercolors.com/lew_wallace_watercolors_007.htm