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.
Is this contrived, or is it a good idea? A list of the 100 things I want to do before I get too old or die (without impossible fantasies like conducting the New York Symphony, or having some beers with Bob Dylan, or hunting grouse with PJ O'Rourke, or owning a pied a terre in Manhattan, or owning my own G IV, or spending the night with Sharon Stone).
I do have a list of the 7 places I wish to visit or re-visit, next: Scotland for grouse shooting and whiskey tasting, Turkey, Alaska for ptarmigan hunting and to see the tundra, Wales, Sicily, Tuscany, Patagonia for fishing.
But a life-time To-Do list? Probably a good idea for someone like me. If it's not on my list, I never get to it.
So I will add this to my To-Do list: "Make a lifetime To-Do list."
I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.
Image: Yes, that is Sharon. Meant to do an image of a Red Grouse, but liked this better.