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.
Summer is done. The beaches begin to be deserted, and school, work - Real Life - takes over. The leaves will be turning soon, and another hunting season will soon be upon us.
Ye olde blogge has a minor change: We have added a Food and Drink category, and we tried to collect, in there, most of our past posts on those subjects.
One comment on the evolution of blogs: We are seeing more blog-and-news aggregators, sites that combine the professionals with the amateurs, and blur the distinctions. Places like Pajamas, Powerline News, Town Hall - we like them very much, and visit them, and admire their ambition, but they aren't much fun. I realize that is a deeply silly criticism, and we are in favor of blurring the pros from the people.
Those sites seek visibility, eyeballs, importance, and maybe even income. That's well and good. Maybe 8 million Americans visit blogs regularly - not a huge number. World-wide, who knows? Still, a tiny number.
Thus far, we have declined to get on board with these organizations. We do want more readers, but we do not really want ads, and our eclecticism doesn't really fit. We occupy a niche.
If you enjoy us, please bookmark us, send our site around, and, if you have a site, blogroll us. We will just "do our own thing" for now.
Maggie's Farm: always surprising. Or we try to be.