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.
We have all heard the rumor that there are only seven storylines in all of literature. Well, it depends. Denis Dutton reviews Christopher Booker's The 7 Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories. Sounds like an engaging if flawed book. The review is fascinating, and it happily digs into Aristotle a bit. Still amazing to me how everything tracks back to Plato and Aristotle. I guess we are a Greco-Roman colony.