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.
Endurance, unless used in regard to the physical, is one of those old-fashioned, out-of-favor words like loyalty, duty, and obedience. Endurance mentally and spiritually is sorely lacking in many people today. We should have grown beyond insisting, like children, on the immediacy of our wants being fulfilled. As always, scripture tells us what our outlook should be. It is hard to continue when all we hold most dear falls apart around us, but that is endurance.