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.
Thanks reader, for this photo of a late-blooming wild Beach Rose (Rosa Rugosa) yesterday on the New England coast. This tough import from Japan loves beaches, tolerates salt spray and dry, sandy soil, and its large ripe hips are good for making Rose Hip Jelly. Birds like the hips too, especially Robins.