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.
In '52, a botany major, I was headed towards limnology, with a fellowship and a couple of assistantships lined up for grad school. But in grad school,I drifted into bacteriology, then worked three years in that field before getting bored. So became a pilot and flew air transport for 20 years, with never a boring moment. Fifty+ years later, I'm certain I bumbled into the right choices.