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.
Those take me back. We always loved nasturtiums but our lot is too shady for them. When my aunt died rather suddenly back in the day, we scavenged some nasturtiums from a friend's hanging baskets and added them to a wheat sheaf to rest on her coffin. To this day, I don't see nasturtiums but I think of my aunt.