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 had a tenant once who skipped out owing me about $2000. I had gotten to know them somewhat and well enough to go by their new place and just talk. One day I went over there intent on bringing up the issue of what they owed me. The man's son had died two days ago and they had just come home from his funeral. I felt like crap.