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.
for those who do the lecture on tape thing, i must recommend peter saccio's modern british drama. BD had a post on saccio as shakespearean scholar a few weeks ago. saccio is a big fan of brit tom stoppard, who wrote the screenplay for shakespeare in love. if you haven't seen that flick, you're missing out. education comes in many forms.