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.
Made this wonderful Russian staple Tuesday night with friend from St Petersburg. Wikipedia ingredient list is spot on. Every Russian family has this at every holiday celebration. We used my own green semi sour pickles, but I was chastised for not having the correct bologna sausage (варёная колбаса). Ham was a fine substitute.