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 did that way back in 1973. Vancouver to Ala Wei, Waikiki - 19 days. Ala Wai to Saipan - 34 days. I was 21-22 years old. Had to quit as our boat sprung a major leak in Saipan. It was great but I learned one thing. I would never do it again. Reaf my book Kurofune: The Black Ships - on Amazon - all about Saipan.