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.
Alberto Vilar, the major Cuban American Philanthropist who donated large sums of money to his favorite causes has been charged with fraud. Mr. Vilar traveled the world to see Operas in the famous Houses like Covent Garden and provided funds to save many of them. I recall walking into the Hospital for Special Surgery and seeing his name plastered all over the walls. Perhaps it was delusions of grandeur or he just wanted to see his name on a few walls but his narcissism or generosity got the better of him and his clients. His fiance left him and he is sitting in jail trying to make the $10 million bail.