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 grew up around boats. I sailed boats and motored boats and rowed boats from 6 YO and still do at age 79. I would love to do this but not under the guise of sailing alone around the world. But just to be out there doing it not breaking records are getting attention for a deed. I did finally do the next best thing by selling our house two years ago and moving into a travel trailer and driving around America. I do wish that in those two years that the Canadian border had been more friendly so I could go to Canada and Alaska. But it's been too strange and restrictive for me, maybe next summer.