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 am sure that the Maggie's Farm gang is relieved that I am back from vacation, so they can ease up on the links. It has been boats, boats and more boats. Plus a year's worth of beer, lobster, cod, clams and oysters in one week: I eat little else when I am on the coast, starting with cod-cakes for breakfast. It's the best: one day ketchup on them, the next day tartar sauce: cannot decide which I prefer.
Fish-cakes, broiled cod, fried cod, baked cod with Portuguese sauce...now I sound like Ishmael on Nantucket, where the milk tasted like codfish from the fishheads the cows ate.
Time to come home to the woods and to dig back into work. I don't mind that at all. Variety is the key, or the tartar sauce, to something.
The NYT just won't quit with the Haditha non-story. Democracy Project. After all, if the USA is not really the Evil Empire, they would have to re-think their entire view of the world - and that would be a hassle.