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.
He was an American original, a classic musician who skirted the worlds of church, country, addiction, outlaw, etc. Some of the songs on the American recordings he did with Rick Rubin producing were classics:
His rendition of the Nine Inch Nails song "Hurt" was amazing as well as "Desperado" , "Like a Soldier" off the first American recording is the best recovery song I've ever heard. The Vietnam song "Drive On " is classic. I think my favorite Cash song ever is a little song called "Country Trash" about hardscrabble living in Kentucky or Tennessee
Following him, the man, one noticed that after June died there was a steep decline, he went into a wheelchair almost immediately after her passing, and he died something like a year later (going from memory, if it was not a year, I stand corrected). After her death, it was over for him. Their relationship is a true love story in and of itself.