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.
This is a re-post from last year's "2996 Project," in which 2996 blogs each remembered one of the 2996 victims of the attack on New York.
John Michael Grazioso, 41, was killed in the attack on One World Trade Center. I have been assigned by the 2996 Project to remember this man, who was an eSpeed salesman for Cantor Fitzgerald, the company which lost more of its employees than any other.
I do not know much more about him other than that he commuted from Middletown, NJ. But I can imagine that he was a hard-nosed sales dude with whom you'd be glad to grab a beer after work. He looks like a racket-ball player, and maybe a deer-hunter, and surely a poker-player. And he looks like he lifted, and like he had two little daughters that he loved more than life itself.
He looks like a real American guy. God bless him and his family.