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.
Ay-yup! I ventured forth to one of the local jewelry establishments yesterday, and after viewing the scene remarked to the owner that he truly had a house of happiness. Items of joy for every size wallet and purse therein; most destined to elevate romantic feelings to the sublime. Another suggestion if you're gift-shopping for a woman: a gift certificate for a shoe store - the happiest group of women I've ever seen (outside of a Tony Bennett concert) are there. Take her there, and you'll see what I saw!