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.
Earthworms can drown. I think that's why they come out during a rain. I just thought of something. We had a pool once and in the winter, we covered it tightly. In the spring we'd clean out the filter to start it up and the filter was always stuffed full to overflowing with big, bleached earthworms. So much for wondering if they are aware they can drown.