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.
It's getting to the time of year for trip planning, so it is time for another free, unsolicited advertisement for a travel organization. We love ABC Destinations.
With over 40 years of travel organizing, they know where to go and how to get there reasonably. We know - we have used them for Italy, and our friends and relatives have used their organization for Spain, Portugal and France.
Check out their site, and their sister site, the very reasonableClub ABC Tours, with whom anyone can afford to travel right, anywhere. Just join 'em.
And yes, they are generous donors to our Ducks Unlimited conservation charity, for which we are most grateful. Most importantly, they are good, nice and helpful folks who want to make sure you are delighted with your trip.