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 did the show in high school, and had it assigned as well - it explains a good deal of the culture of the 18th C. It was about as much sex as we were allowed to publicly discuss in school in those days, so I was all for that.
Assistant Village Idiot
And it was turned into a really good movie starring Albert Finney and Susannah York as the leads and an excellent supporting cast.