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 did a circle tour from Tucson to Tombstone to Bisbee (sp?) and to Patagonia a few years back. Patagonia is beautiful and surprisingly lush and green. I am sure, I too, could quickly learn to love wintering there.
Sounds like the dude has beenburn'n it. Live life.Sorry about the typeII.
The artcles author made one mistake. Jim recently sold his Montana property and moved near Dripping Springs ,Texas which is near Blanco. He said there were no creative juices in Montana, that it was way too damn cold, the folks weren't smart enough to use a spoon and the place was full of EPA Superfund sites left over from mining days. Ponds full of cyanide and such, so he struck out for Texas, the best state
The pernicious influence of Adorno's ‘authoritarian personality' idea can be clearly seen in some of the research that gets public money.
"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that TRADITIONALISTS ARE MENTALLY DISTURBED. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." http://www.edwatch.org/ ‘Social and Emotional Learning" Jan. 26, 2005)