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.
Nice garden in a wonderful place in Italy. I'll bet Bonds could hit one out of that garden with his eyes closed.
In the Seventies I took a few days extra while in Europe to visit Sintra Portugal, descibed once by Lord Byron as "The Garden of Eden". I have friends tell me it is now "The Garden of Tourists" which naturally changed the ambience.
See I'd met this Delta Airline Stewardess (in those days they were called that)on the flight to Paris and she had a few days off so we .....(camera pans slowly skyward as Bolero plays in the background)