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.
It's not easy to get there, which is the point. We've been there. Not much to do there after looking at St. John The Revelator's supposed cave, and the magnificent Greek Orthodox monastery with its monks. Nice long hike up the hill of this desolate island. A few nice cafes on the harbor.
The cave was closed when we hiked by. As I recall, the water was chilly but we swam anyway. I picked up a pretty stone from the beach to give to my pastor. We had recently read Revelation in our study class.